Wednesday, October 13, 2010
City Budget Cuts and Priorities - Your Ideas Wanted!
Dear Federation Reps, Attendees, and Concerned Citizens,
The focus of the October 28 Seattle Community Council Federation meeting will be on the City budget. Could you please email us back or post on this blog, seattlefederation.blogspot.com your community’s budget priorities? Are you concerned about library cuts, cuts to the Crime Prevention Coordinators, neighborhood service centers coordinators, community centers, the Neighborhood Matching Fund—or the many other perplexing cuts in the Mayor’s proposed budget? What about the increase in the commercial parking tax that would devastate the UW’s U-pass program? What about the increase in downtown parking fees? If you have written letters or sent in comments, or just have views you would like to share, please forward them.
Please share your insights on what you have learned about compromises made or proposed by city councilmembers. Also, if you have ideas on where funding can come from to restore neighborhood priorities, please let us know. Maybe the City could figure out a way to collect the $52 million in outstanding parking tickets? Maybe the six-figure salaries of some 300 city employees should be reviewed? And probably you have other ideas?
We look forward to hearing back from you.
Please post your ideas and suggestions at
this Federation blog, seattlefederation.blogspot.com for others to see and build on.