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 6

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

Dan Strauss: Maybe

Heidi Wills: Maybe

Does Seattle have enough tax revenue to address homelessness?

Dan Strauss: Maybe

Heidi Wills: Yes

Should Seattle toll downtown streets?

Dan Strauss: Maybe

Heidi Wills: Yes

Should Seattle allow duplexes and triplexes on more blocks?

Dan Strauss: Yes

Heidi Wills: Yes

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

Dan Strauss: No

Heidi Wills: Maybe

Does Seattle need a larger police force?

Dan Strauss: Yes

Heidi Wills: Yes

Should Seattle be building a First Avenue streetcar line?

Dan Strauss: Yes

Heidi Wills: Maybe

Does Seattle need more bike lanes?

Dan Strauss: Yes

Heidi Wills: Yes

Would Seattle benefit from a safe drug-consumption site?

Dan Strauss: Yes

Heidi Wills: No

Could Seattle benefit from rent control?

Dan Strauss: No

Heidi Wills: No

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

Dan Strauss: Yes

Heidi Wills: No

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

Dan Strauss: Yes

Heidi Wills: Maybe

Should Seattle allow shareable electric scooters?

Dan Strauss: Yes

Heidi Wills: Yes

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

Dan Strauss: Yes

Heidi Wills: No

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

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Dan Strauss: Yes

Heidi Wills: No

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

Dan Strauss: Yes

Heidi Wills: Maybe

District 6: Where should Seattle have sited the Burke-Gilman Trail missing link?

Strauss: “Not Shilshole — it threatens working family-wage jobs. If the trail goes elsewhere, it must be accompanied by additional investment in protected bike lanes throughout Ballard. I was hit by a driver while biking in Ballard — I know why connected infrastructure matters. I also know the importance of our working waterfront.”

Wills: “Elevated or along Leary. Ballard’s maritime businesses are important to our culture, history and economy. We can have a win-win for safety of cyclists, preserving parking along Shilshole Avenue for patrons and blue-collar workers, and protecting our working waterfront with an elegant elevated solution: the Ballard High Line. See www.FB.com/BallardHighLine.”

District 6: Should light rail connect to Ballard through a tunnel, a drawbridge or a 140-foot-tall fixed bridge?

Strauss: “A tunnel — while it is more expensive, there are multiple partners who benefit from the tunnel and can contribute to the funding. This is the approach which will best serve Ballard and preserve the character of Ballard, and from my conversations at forums and at the doors, most residents agree.”

Wills: “As a multi-modal city, we need to ensure each mode travels efficiently. A tunnel has broad support because it would cause the least disruption of 50,000 daily vehicles and freight during construction and provide the most reliable service to light rail riders without delays from boats in the Ship Canal.”