Taxing businessesHomeless funding / Tolling streets / More duplexes / Backyard cottages / Police force / Downtown streetcar / Bike lanes / Consumption site / Rent control / Civil rights / Developer fees / Electric scooters / Rental applicants / Golf courses / Showbox demolition / District 4

Are Seattle’s largest businesses paying the city enough in taxes?

Alex Pedersen: Maybe

Shaun Scott: No

Does Seattle have enough tax revenue to address homelessness?

Pedersen: Maybe

Scott: No

Should Seattle toll downtown streets?

Pedersen: No

Scott: Yes

Should Seattle allow duplexes and triplexes on more blocks?

Pedersen: Yes

Scott: Yes

Should owners of backyard cottages be required to live on-site?

Pedersen: Yes

Scott: Maybe

Does Seattle need a larger police force?

Pedersen: Yes

Scott: No

Should Seattle be building a First Avenue streetcar line?

Pedersen: No

Scott: Yes

Does Seattle need more bike lanes?

Pedersen: Maybe

Scott: Yes

Would Seattle benefit from a safe drug-consumption site?

Pedersen: No

Scott: Yes

Could Seattle benefit from rent control?

Pedersen: No

Scott: Yes

Should Seattle’s Office for Civil Rights be made independent from the mayor?

Pedersen: No

Scott: Yes

Should the city allow developers to pay fees in lieu of including affordable apartments in their projects?

Pedersen: Maybe

Scott: Yes

Should Seattle allow shareable electric scooters?

Pedersen: Maybe

Scott: Yes

Should landlords be required to accept applicants on a first come, first served basis?

Pedersen: No

Scott: Maybe

Should Seattle build affordable housing on one or more of the city’s public golf courses?

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Pedersen: Maybe

Scott: Yes

Should Seattle be trying to protect the Showbox music venue from demolition?

Pedersen: Yes

Scott: No

District 4: Should there be bike lanes on 35th Avenue Northeast?

Pedersen: “No, because I listen. I attended the meetings and doorbelled hundreds along 35th. Residents and small businesses raised legitimate concerns which the Councilmember ignored. An interconnected bike network is laudable, but implementation details matter. A “greenway” could be explored west of 35th as there is already a greenway on 39th.”

Scott: “Absolutely. Bike lanes are part of a comprehensive climate strategy and an overall plan to make neighborhoods more pedestrian friendly.”