Re: “Seattle looks to transform Third Avenue from transit-only to inviting ‘front door’ ” [Sept. 23, Local News]:

Some of the ideas proposed for making Third Avenue inviting and safe are interesting. I am concerned though: I do not trust the current Seattle City Council to handle this situation. The shuttle idea is ridiculous enough that I’m afraid council members might run with it.

A “build it and they will come” approach, first making the street safe, would be best. Immediately address the needs of the street’s residents and build a police precinct. I believe former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper had that idea back in the 1990s, when Seattle was making its way to the top of America’s most desirable cities list.”

Stephen Schwab, Seattle