Does Seattle need new LEADERSHIP? City Council members with neighborhood EXPERIENCE and COMMITMENT? More EFFECTIVE management? You, the voter, decide !!
CURT FIRESTONE has the management and community leadership skills needed by Seattle today!!
TRAFFIC GRIDLOCK. Curt Firestone will put political muscle into building the monorail. There must be service into all neighborhoods starting with Ballard and West Seattle. Curt worked hard to help the voters pass I-53, re-electing the monorail. He will insist that Sound Transit build a regional system using existing transit corridors. He will ensure that buses, ferries, rail lines, taxis, flex-cars and bicycles are all part of the solution.
PUBLIC SAFETY. FIRE DEPT: Before another Seattle firefighter is injured or dies, Curt Firestone wants Seattle to meet national staffing standards and to replace our inadequate training center.
POLICE DEPT: Curt Firestone will rebuild confidence in our police by bringing Police, the Police Guild, and communities of color together to craft and implement solutions including a police accountability system.
ENERGY. Conservation is important. We also need long range permanent solutions to the energy crisis. Seattle can be energy self-sufficient utilizing solar, wind, tidal and fuel cell technologies. Curt Firestone will lead Seattle with new initiatives that will save money and help preserve the environment.
NEIGHBORHOODS. Seattle must strengthen its relationship with both residents and neighborhoods. Curt Firestone will spend part of his city council salary to hire a full time constituent assistant
someone who will assist you in
resolving your problems with Seattle city government.
HOUSING SOLUTIONS. Curt Firestone supports: Protection for renters; A Seattle trust fund which assists first-time home purchasers; Protection against rising property taxes; Permanent housing and services for the homeless; An agreement with the religious community that protects tent city from harassment.
Seattle needs CURT FIRESTONE'S leadership, experience and willingness to explore new and innovative solutions.
35 YEARS OF BUSINESS EXPERIENCE: Executive management of community mental health and developmental disability organizations; income tax consultant; rental property owner.
40 YEARS OF COMMUNITY, NEIGHBORHOOD AND POLITICAL INVOLVEMENT: Chair, King Co. Family Planning Board; Committee member: American Lung Assn.-WA; Board: Downtown Human Services Council; Vice President-WA State Rainbow Coalition; 1st Vice Chair-37th District Democrats; Treasurer: Neighborhood Assn.
ENDORSEMENTS: King County Councilmember Larry Gossett, Phil Bereano, Lynne Dodson, Cindy Domingo, Bob Hasegawa, Rev. Robert Jeffrey, Pete Knutson, Jeanne Legault, Rev. Harriett Walden, Irene Wall, Green Party, Postal Workers Union and hundreds more.