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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: City Council
January 30, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Utilities rate increases: Add more tiers to pay structure

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”…

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Comments | More in City Council, Kshama Sawant | Topics: Martin Nix, seattle city light

December 25, 2013 at 7:00 AM

Ridesharing: We don’t all have smartphones

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.

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Comments | More in City Council, Rideshare | Topics: City Council, Lyft, Rideshare

October 16, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Kevin Wallace brings bipartisan opinion to Bellevue City Council

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…

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Comments | More in Bellevue, City Council | Topics: Bellevue City Council, Kevin Wallace