Seattle is ready for a new mayor. After four years of failed leadership at City Hall, worsening traffic congestion, and a widening gap between police and the communities they serve, we need a proven leader who can unite us to solve tough problems.
Greg Nickels brings people together to get things done.
Common sense solutions. The right priorities. Keeping taxes affordable. Putting people's basic needs before glamour projects.
That's the Seattle Way.
That's Greg Nickels.
Greg grew up in Seattle. He and Sharon put two children through Seattle's public schools. As the Metro-King County councilmember representing West Seattle, Greg has built a record of effective leadership.
Transportation Solutions from Day One Greg recognizes that transportation is Seattle's biggest challenge, and as mayor, he will significantly increase investment in transportation solutions.
Ending traffic gridlock will be his top priority from Day One. That means:
Build Light Rail - now.
Build the monorail. It's time for city officials to stop thwarting the public will.
Replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct.
Low-cost, common sense approaches to traffic management such as a Rapid Response Team to clear stalled traffic.
Greg has a record to back up that promise. He started the Water Taxi service between West Seattle and downtown. He's championed greater investment in our roads and public-transit systems. He formed a coalition that forced the state to fund repairs to the First Avenue South "Killer" Bridge.
Greg says the city has seen enough studies. Frustrated motorists are tired of gridlock, and tired of talk. It's time to get people moving again.
Public safety. Greg will make sure police and firefighters get the training and leadership to do their jobs. Seattle has lost its reputation as a place where citizens can celebrate safely. With Greg as mayor, we will never, ever have anyone beaten on our streets in plain view of police without help coming.
To heal divisions between police and communities, Greg will strengthen the police-oversight system. Police and citizens need to protect good cops and remove bad ones.
Neighborhoods. It's wrong that city officials make citizens raise property taxes to maintain parks while building themselves a new $72 million City Hall. Greg will put neighborhoods first, and not make basic services an afterthought. More about Greg can be found at www.gregnickels.com
Greg Nickels the change we need!