There is a solution to utilities rate increases: The more you use, the more you pay [“City Light bills may grow 1.5%; Sawant: big business should pay,” Local News, Jan. 22]. Right now, Seattle City Light has a three-tier rate structure. By going to a 12-tier rate structure, it would encourage the “energy-wasteful rich”…More
Category: City Council
The Times editorial “City Council rideshare plan hurts innovation” [Opinion, Dec. 23] ignores a very important piece of the relevant policy considerations. The folks who use these new systems have smartphones; others cannot utilize any advantages rideshares might offer over taxis.
Even in tech-savvy Seattle, a substantial portion of the population does not have a smartphone. This is largely a function of economics, although personal choice may play a role for some who are affluent enough but chose to forego such a device.
We need someone with a cool head and strong backbone I am a strong supporter of Kevin Wallace, and I urge you to re-elect Kevin to the Bellevue City Council on Nov. 5. I have known Kevin for 10 years, he is always thoughtful, drives for knowledge and insight, balances bipartisan opinion and stands up for what…More