Mar 19, 2015
commented on The Mayor Wants You to Fund a Huge Property Tax Levy for Transportation. Here’s What It’ll Buy.
I'll probably vote for it, but am concerned about all of these property tax levies. I bought a house in North Seattle ten years ago. Since then, my property taxes have gone up 30% due to new levies and reassessments. What was once a pmostly middle-class area with small houses is now upper/high class. I don't have a huge problem with the change - what I have a problem with is my neighbors paying about the same/slightly higher property taxes while they make three times (or more) what I make. We need an income tax, now.
Aug 7, 2014
commented on City Attorney Hopes People Who Got Pot Tickets "Do Not Pay Them"
I believe that if you do not pay these tickets, they get sent to a collections agency, which hurts your credit history and results in fun phone calls to you and your family. Not sure if I would follow Petey's advice on this one. @10 is right - contest them.
Jul 30, 2014
commented on BREAKING: Vast Majority of All Seattle Pot Tickets Written by Same Officer
@54 nailed it. The "attention petey holmes" written on the vast majority of tickets, as well as things like "allowed to keep his dope per our silly protocols" is the main issue here (questions of disproportionality aside - a problem with most all crimes). Message from the Chief to the rank and file, IMO - be professional or get the fuck out.
It does seem odd that we have a law that only one cop enforces....if that's the case, why even have that law?