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Old 03-23-2015, 10:01 PM
 
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What would you guys change about the whole seattle area to make it more innovative, funer, and more prosperous? For example I would give the freeways and roads much needed improvements and since in my vision I want a bigger Seattle area so I'm going to add A few freeways from Olympia, yelm, north bend, Arlington and make them all connected. Vashon the mainland and bremerton are going to get connected by a bridge or tunnel and bremerton is going to get a tecnology, smart growth, green college and be a little bit bigger than bellevue. Everett is going to get a few skyscrapers and be more like a real city. Seattle skyline is completely changed with new cool skyscrapers and has a whole bunch of new museums and dowtown has a lot more attractions. Since this whole area has became more innovative there is a few huge companies that come here or have been made here. It will feel way more urban. And you can get everywhere on lightrail/ bullet trains quickly and easily. What would you guys like?
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Old 03-23-2015, 10:24 PM
 
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More affordable housing - While not as bad as some areas, Seattle housing costs (both renting and owning) are out of reach for most who aren't professionals. We need more rentals less than $1K/month.

More evenly distributed annual precipitation - The annual precipitation isn't actually much higher than average, but most of it occurs Nov-April. It would be nice if we had sporadic precipitation throughout the year.

More comprehensive rail system - Our transportation issues wouldn't be nearly so bad had we planned for growth and started to build rail 30 years ago.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:34 AM
 
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Do something about the exploding homeless population.

Get rid of the rain lol.

I agree about affordable housing.
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:27 PM
 
Location: 48.0710° N, 118.1989° W
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seeing how seattle is in king county as are all the other largest cities in the state, I would impose a population control tactic and require ANYONE trying to move to king county to submit a request to move into the county. Basically ask for permission to live in King county. population not to exceed 1 million. King county is MASSIVELY over populated. I think this would have a domino effect on everything else. less population equals less traffic, less population equals a more fair housing situation, less population equals less homeless people-reduced strain on taxpayers dollars etc....
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:46 PM
 
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I would cure all the homeless of whatever ails them; give them a generous dose of talent, charm and grooming and unleash them on the city.

I'd also import some more young single women, a la Asa Mercer, to even up the sorry demographics that make the dating scene here so unsatisfactory.

As far as the traffic? Hoverboards or teleportation... Nothing else has a chance with the densely packed wonky topography.

On the climate? I would change nothing. I don't mind things cool and green as they already are.
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Old 03-25-2015, 06:58 PM
 
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I'm not Zeus; I can't change the weather.

But if given human power, I would impose local income tax, and raise property tax for the top wealthy.
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:24 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I agree on doing something about the homeless, that has to be #1.

I also love the weather as it is, my #2 change is filling the potholes.
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Old 03-26-2015, 12:15 AM
 
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Do they require Drivers Ed in high school here? They can't possibly. So that's what I would change.
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Old 03-26-2015, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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MORE FREEWAYS! And a bridge to Vashon Island that continues to just outside port orchard.
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:26 AM
 
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I would demolish half of all newer buildings ten stories or higher built since 1980, and replace them with organic broccoli farms.
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