Mr. McGinn’s Committee City of Seattle Goals

December 14, 2009

Our Cities Goals in reference to Mr. McGinn’s Committee Goal 
Requirements
 
1) How can we build the strongest team possible?
 
2) How can we build trust?
 
3) And what is our biggest challenge?
 
1) Every team will have a completely different composition. This is 
of no small notice. However, also the reason for the team will be 
completely different also. The eventual function of the team or should 
I say the responsibility or end will vary. This will determine what is 
or will be needed. The City Attorney Peter Holmes was on a team. Some 
of the outside members disdained his comments on the team or committee. 
However, after interviewing him for the electoral process he did have 
direction and focus. This was absolutely counter to what was being or 
perceived as to what should be addressed by those very people who set 
the committee up.
 
From a business and organization standpoint all organizations will 
start out conservative and grow to being liberal. This is just a 
constant when setting up organizations. I do see that a good rule is 
to get a great variety of personalities assembled on the various 
committees. Setting up a conservative on the committee will refocus the 
efforts of a committee back to its beginning days. By the definition 
of conservative this would include different aspects of being 
conservative. Both fiscally and mentally. A person who is focus and 
driven is another individual who should be on such a committee. This 
is to keep the committee focused on a task and a person who has the 
ability to outline what that focus should or should not be. This would 
be paramount to any type of organization as the committee will always 
have a desire to trail off to some other endeavor or alternative focus. 
The off course you always need to have that individual who has the 
capability to be able to communicate with those outside of the 
committee. Without this capability there will be no need for the 
committee. There will be no finalization of a task which could be 
shown to the outside the committee world. No communication will equal 
no finalization or reality of purpose for the committee. This person 
should be the spokesman for and know how and who to communicate the 
findings to. This person will also be able to refocus the committee 
for clarification when needed so communications of importance can be 
assembled, gathered, and discussed. Without this communication one 
should be able to go to the Woodland Park Zoo and be able to get the 
same information one could collect from the zoo animals. Nothing!! 
Finally there should be someone who has the capability to actually do 
any type of math or legal or accounting type of calculating. This will 
keep the committee on track and will help in the organizational 
characteristics which would be legally, and accounting wise needed. 
There are of course other as addressing to ones personality. One who 
is an introvert and calculating and the extrovert who talks about 
everything but the subject at hand. But at least get the above so a 
well-functioning committee can have some basis. Then finally the 
individuals who actually do have educational backgrounds for the 
subject matter at hand. Do not have on a committee someone who does 
not have children and require them to understand a matter concerning 
education for children. But do have someone on an education committee 
to counter the outspokenness of those who are passionate about children 
and could quickly get side-tracked from the fundamental goal of a 
committee.
 
2) At the present time the building of trust for the City of Seattle 
is completely lacking outside of the City of Seattle. Foolishness from 
the past in rural Eastern Washington has left a semblance of trust on 
the riverbed being flushed down the stream by those citizens. The City 
of Seattle does either adversely or inadvertently affect other citizens 
from the far reaches of the State. This should continuously be kept in 
mind.

 Communication and immediate communication of what is happening is the 
key to all lengthy building of any type of trust. This must be 
vigilantly pursued and in the past I believe it has not. Committees 
which report one thing and get feedback from the citizens and further 
communication is not received back do have a communication trust 
problem. Mr. McGinn you should recall at the Southeast Seattle and 
especially at the Central Seattle area when at the Seattle Vocational 
Institute forum the citizenry just wanted to be left alone. They did 
not want to be harassed by the government and only when they desired 
communication would this be O.K. Sometimes the healing process can be 
difficult and burdensome. This seems like this could be one of those 
times. To forge ahead with standard as usual should not be the norm of 
the course which needs to be taken. Regular and frequent communication 
in both directions should be the policy. Feedback from the citizenry 
is important. There are four legs to government and not three. By 
developing and enforcing that communication to and from the fourth leg 
trust can be developed and forged for a new tomorrow and a stronger 
tomorrow also.
 
3) The biggest challenge is each one of the challenges. In the past 
all committees were separate and no communication would be talking with 
another. The thesis of a new tomorrow will have to be developed with 
communication to Seattle citizens, and those who are outside of the 
normal spectrum of communication. I am referring to communication to 
the rest of the State as well. This would strengthen not only our 
tourism but if done properly would strengthen our communication with 
the legislature. The Tunnel is an example of non-consistent 
communication with the legislature and establishing the City as the 
preferential needs basis City of the State. With proper communication 
and openness perhaps by accomplishing our Cities goals our goals can 
also be accomplished.

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Mayor McGinn’s Elect Committee Goal Requirements

November 20, 2009

Our Cities Goals in reference to Mr. McGinn’s Committee Goal Requirements

  • How do we build the strongest possible team to achieve the policy objectives and values set forth by the campaign (grass roots community involvement, transparency and neighborhood focus)?
  • How do we build public trust in the new administration?
  • What do you view as the incoming administration and the city’s greatest challenge — what should the new administration do first out of the gate?
  • 1)  Every team will have a completely different composition. This is of no small notice. However, also the reason for the team will be completely different also. The eventual function of the team or should I say the responsibility or end will vary. This will determine what is or will be needed. The City Attorney Peter Holmes was on a team. Some of the outside members disdained his comments on the team or committee. However, after interviewing him for the electoral process he did have direction and focus. This was absolutely counter to what was being or perceived as to what should be addressed by those very people who set the committee up. From a business and organization standpoint all organizations will start out conservative and grow to being liberal. This is just a constant when setting up organizations. I do see that a good rule is to get a great variety of personalities assembled on the various commities. Setting up a conservative on the committee will refocus the efforts of a committee back to its beginning days. By the definition of conservative this would include different aspects of being conservative. Both fiscally and mentally. A person who is focus and driven is another individual who should be on such a committee. This is to keep the committee focused on a task and a person who has the ability to outline what that focus should or should not be. This would be paramount to any type of organization as the committee will always have a desire to trail off to some other endeavor or alternative focus. The off course you always need to have that individual who has the capability to be able to communicate with those outside of the committee. Without this capability there will be no need for the committee. There will be no finalization of a task which could be shown to the outside the committee world. No communication will equal no finalization or reality of purpose for the committee. This person should be the spokesman for and know how and who to communicate the findings to. This person will also be able to refocus the committee for clarification when needed so communications of importance can be assembled, gathered, and discussed. Without this communication one should be able to go to the Woodland Park Zoo and be able to get the same information one could collect from the zoo animals. Nothing!! Finally there should be someone who has the capability to actually do any type of math or legal or accounting type of calculating. This will keep the committee on track and will help in the organizational characteristics which would be legally, and accounting wise needed. There are of course other as addressing to ones personality. One who is an introvert and calculating and the extrovert who talks about everything but the subject at hand. But at least get the above so a well functioning committee can have some basis. Then finally the individuals who actually do have educational backgrounds for the subject matter at hand. Do not have on a committee someone who does not have children and require them to understand a matter concerning education for children. But do have someone on an education committee to counter the outspokenness of those who are passionate about children and could quickly get side-tracked from teh fundamental goal of a committee.

    2) At the present time the building of trust for the City of Seattle is completely lacking outside of the City of Seattle. Foolishness from the past in rural Eastern Washington has left an semblance of trust on the riverbed being flushed down the stream by those citizens. The City of Seattle does either adversely or inadvertently affect other citizens from the far reaches of the State. This should continuously be kept in mind. Communication and immediate communication of what is happening is the key to all lengthy building of any type of trust. This must be vigilantly pursued and in the past I believe it has not. Committees which report one thing and get feedback from the citizens and further communication is not received back do have a communication trust problem. Mr. McGinn you should recall at the Southeast Seattle and especially at the Central Seattle area when at the Seattle Vocational Institute forum the citizenry just wanted to be left alone. They did not want to be harassed by the government and only when they desired communication would this be O.K. Sometimes the healing process can be difficult and burdensome. This seems like this could be one of those times. To forge ahead with standard as usual should not be the norm of the course which needs to be taken. Regular and frequent communication in both directions should be the policy. Feedback from the citizenry is important. There are four legs to government and not three. By developing and enforceing that communication to and from the fourth leg trust can be developed and forged for a new tomorrow and a stronger tomorrow also.

    3) The biggest challenge is each one of the challenges. In the past all committees were separate and no communication would be talking with another. The thesis of a new tomorrow will have to be developed with communication to Seattle citizens, and those who are outside of the normal spectrum of communication. I am referring to communication to the rest of the State as well. This would strengthen not only our tourism but if done properly would strengthen our communication with the legislature. The Tunnel is an example of non-consistent communication with the legislature and establishing the City as the preferential needs basis City of the State. With proper communication and openness perhaps by accomplishing our Cities goals our goals can also be accomplished.

    Let’s get our goals looked and have betterment for our City.

    Source of transitional questions:  http://new.seattle.gov/input/


    Elizabeth Campbell and Viaduct/Tunnel Law Suite

    September 18, 2009

    The Viaduct is not dead.  Or at least not as of yet.  A law suite has been filed by Elizabeth Campbell according to her supporters.  This is in the process of being verified.  However, I had knowledge that this was going to happen two months ago.  The only delay was in the acquisition of funds for the lawsuite.  Stay tuned as to exactly what the specific details are.  Will be getting this information from Elizabeth Campbell as soon as I am able to contact her.

    The stigma of the lawsuite should be that an environmental impact statement has not been filed for the Tunnel as of yet.  The Tunnel project has been separated into many different parts so that the necessity for a large Environmental Impact Statement is lessened.  This might be strategic on the construction of the Tunnel but it violates the spirit of the law.  A correction in this endeavor needs to be upheld and thus stop the progress of the building of the Tunnel until a correct and complete Environmental Impact Statement can be completed and evaluated by Federal Authorities and others who would need to make evaluations.

    But is this the part of the lawsuite which is being filed.  Stay tuned for complete details on this obvious controversy.

    SR 520 construction may be dependent upon these determinations and findings.  Financing of both are tight and could be flipped at any time.  Who is responsible for what and when still needs to be answered.  Again, the costliest roads are being played with.  Your money is at stake again. 

    Either through politics or legal maneuvering.


    Elizabeth Campbell – Progressive/Conservative

    June 26, 2009

    The City of Seattle needs a Progressive and yet the City of Seattle needs a Conservative.

    In the actions of attaining this goal Elizabeth Campbell is the perfect fit for this position. All of the other candidates are either lacking in skills or ambition to seek to this endeavor.

    A Progressive, if being one who will reach out to achieve goals, is one who has a desire and a need to visually capture ideas and concepts which can be usefully implemented.

    None of he other candidates have or can be able to do this.

    Yet at the same time, the need to capture ideas and concepts must be within the realm of realism and from a conservative base. Our economic times dictate this approach. A hands on approach. A vision. But all of this must be achievable within a practical amount of time and from a basic fundamental approach of reality.

    The vision of a Tunnel with an ever expanding cost basis does not capture this need for conservative progressiveness. Mayor Nickels and Councilwoman Jan Drago do not show vision.

    From candidates who are from National Telecommunication businesses and from former sports team players with other business experience only one candidate excels out as experienced enough to take on the tasks which can truly reflect the needs which our city is needing at the present time.

    Elizabeth Campbell has dug up non-considered plans which the city has buried. For some reason the present Mayor and City Council members have not wanted an alternative lower cost plan to be out in the light. Progressiveness must consider all ideas as viable even if the cost is lower and it does infringe on the rights of the campaign contributors economic principles or values of aggressiveness. The city needs need to first. The rights of the contributors should not exceed the rights of the taxpayers.

    The city is proposing a homeless-ness bond issue. Elizabeth Campbell has been walking this walk selflessly throughout her life and even her grandfather, our third governor, was walking this walking, John Rankin Rogers (1894; Homes for the Homeless, 1895; Free Land: The Remedy for Involuntary Poverty . . . ).

    It is about time the City of Seattle again acquaints itself back to economic reality and yet realizes that institutionalized pandering to political dogmas will not be able to continue without creating a bankrupt city and society. Paying loyalty to other interests will not accomplish our goals. And taking the unthought-of plan presented by candidates who get their ideas from the same source will not accomplish our goals. Independent thinking is a necessity for our cities struggles to become reality. The collective institutionalism has weakened our resolve. The collective institutionalism of yesterday was a necessity but has grown to becoming a group of termites and thus the collective institutionalism has weakened our house. Maybe in another later election the institutions might be able to have a voice but at the current erosion of political collectivism it is weakening our resolve for achievement. Our beauty as a city must be preserved and the only one to elect is Elizabeth Campbell. Once again, we, as a City need someone who has the vision to see where reality starts and bureaucracy ends. Vote for Elizabeth Campbell for Mayor.

    The basic fundamentals for a Great Mayor are with Elizabeth Campbell. With an education background in Criminal Law and Justice and a recent background in Public Administration. Her other business skills and accomplishments of building nursing homes would require organization and timeliness of administration, negotiation, bureaucratic labyrinth maneuvering, meeting a payroll accomplishments and preservation of financing.

    Vote for Elizabeth Campbell for Mayor.


    CFA and Investment company moving to Seattle

    June 19, 2009

    CFA Seattle Chapter

    Was informed by Seattle Mayor candidate, Elizabeth Campbell, that from the Seattle Times reporter the Current Seattle Mayor Nickells wants to pay Russell Investments from Tacoma to relocate to Seattle. The amount of $250,000 was mentioned. Time frame for this value of money was not indicated.

     I am an Enrolled Agent and also have a dormant CFP (due to not being able yet to get around to paying the yearly dues). I prepare income tax returns in Lynnwood, Washington. I did notice the CPE education framework which you have available and I should be taking advantage of this.

    Anyways…

    Elizabeth Campbell disagrees with the Mayor in giving $250,000 to Russell Investments. She believes that if they would like to move to Seattle they can.

    She believes that reducing the cost of operations of government and not increasing them should be the objective of government.

    In Seattle, employing the current domestic citizens and other legal immigrants should be the objective of a government. By making things more civilized for the current legal citizenry and residents she believes we can make an environment more conducive to other companies then deciding to move or to make their home base of operations inside of the City of Seattle. The incentives for one company to come to Seattle do not outways the needs and desires of the current residents and citizens.

    Knowing that your membership for the Seattle Chapter is 600 members and your base of operations is in Seattle I would agree with Russell Investments that the Pacific Northwest’s financial infrastructure is indeed centered in Seattle and not centered in Tacoma. I believe that Russell Investments should relocate and would relocate on their own free will to Seattle if the cities infrastructure is better than Tacoma’s.

    You, the CFA Society of Seattle, I believe, have worked hard and diligently to create a locate certified financial advisors community and society which rivals other national societies. I have also thus noticed that Tacoma does not have by itself a CFA society.

    Please inform us if this is not incorrect.

     Are there any members in your chapter who are from Tacoma as well. What is the number of CFA members that work for Russell Investments. Is Russell Investments dislocated from the other society members and thus the strength in professional correspondence is not as readily available.

     I also noted that one of your former Presidents had $2 Billion in Assets under management and this could directly compete with potential employees and capital acquisitions from investors.

    Again, Elizabeth Campbell believes that making a government more streamlined and an infrastructure more conducive to the citizenries needs as a whole is the correct and best way to achieve everyones goals and desires. An artificial catapult for one company could weaken the current accomplishments of the current citizens and residents.

    I personally believe that this move from Tacoma to Seattle will only be an even swap of $s for all concerned and would not have any Economic Stimulus impact.  The definite non-gainer of economic activity would be the Port of Seattle.  From Tacoma and from Seattle the airfare travel will be equal.  No stimulus here.  The only advantage might be in Seattle’s use of the RTA train from Sea-Tac to downtown Seattle.  The use of Seattle’s downtown conference and hotel community would have an impact.  Seattle would be a better financial climate for Russell Investments but what would we get for $250,000 in exchange.  They probably would come here anyways.

     Please advise,

     Keith Ljunghammar, EA

     Elizabeth Campbell 4 Mayor, Treasurer


    June 4, 2009

    At the Seattle Union Temple last night, June 2, 2009, Elizabeth Campbell was the only one to really give her opinion on changing the character of the Seattle Mayor’s position. They all talked about building up transit and that transit is “the only method of transportation”. Whereas Elizabeth Campbell expressed her opinion and stated that all citizens cannot and should not have to rely on Transit. Multiple jobs or multiple excursions are necessary for some individuals and transit really cannot get you from Greenwood to Columbia City in an economical amount of time. There is transit from and to these points but it is a long drive. At least one Seattle Mayor candidate understands this basic of human concepts. Mr. Donaldson stated that he was head and shoulders above the rest of the candidates but I would say that if you have the same ideas as the rest At the Seattle Union Temple last night, June 2, 2009, Elizabeth Campbell was the only one to really give her opinion on changing the character of the Seattle Mayor’s position. They all talked about building up transit and that transit is “the only method of transportation”. Whereas Elizabeth Campbell expressed her opinion and stated that all citizens cannot and should not have to rely on Transit. Multiple jobs or multiple excursions are necessary for some individuals and transit really cannot get you from Greenwood to Columbia City in an economical amount of time. There is transit from and to these points but it is a long drive. At least one Seattle Mayor candidate understands this basic of human concepts. Mr. Donaldson stated that he was head and shoulders above the rest of the candidates but I would say that if you have the same ideas as the rest of the candidates then this is like being at center court and everyone is in a circle. Yes, Mr. Donaldson could be in the center of the circle passing the basketball back and forth on each try but Elizabeth Campbell would have a separate basketball and would continually be the only one making baskets for the team, the citizens of the City of Seattle. of the candidates then this is like being at center court and everyone is in a circle. Yes, Mr. Donaldson could be in the center of the circle passing the basketball back and forth on each try but Elizabeth Campbell would have a separate basketball and would continually be the only one making baskets for the team, the citizens of the City of Seattle.

    If you want strength and creativity, Elizabeth Campbell was expressive and distinct in her conveyances and spoke critically as a mayoral candidate should be. 

    What is next on her plate will indeed be a delight to her fellow citizens.  Her frankness is a delight and a relief from the non-thinking of the current mayor.  No more platitudes from institutional contributors.  She will be a treat.


    Elizabeth Campbell for Seattle Mayor

    June 3, 2009

    Elizabeth Campbell will be starting her campaigning for Seattle Mayor.  www.Elizabeth4Mayor.  Catching email address.

    She will be starting at the Seattle Union Hall Temple at 7:00 p.m. tonight.  This is Tuesday, June 2, 2009.  Be there.

    Will she announce her broader platform.  What about sanctuary cities.

    END