Rapid Response

June 1, 2010

By Contributor

What type of leader should city officials choose for the next city administrator?

Whoever it is, it will tell us a lot about the values of our leaders.

Bryan Weinstein, Issaquah

One that will reduce city spending and eliminate unnecessary non-city functions.

Ken Sessler, Issaquah

Relevant municipal administrative experience; superior communications skills; an effective team builder; a commanding presence that inspires performance; most of all, the ability to remain above the fray, not perceived to be favoring any special interest, pressure group, political party or individual.

Ray Extract, Issaquah

I am hoping they find a candidate who will be an advocate for the employees as well as the city. One who will embrace the traditions and culture that we currently have. There is room for improvement and change, but get to know the “city family” first.

Michele Forkner, Issaquah

What advantages will result from the addition of real-time traffic data to the city website later this year?

For those of us who don’t have the Internet in our cars — none; for those who do — please pay attention to your driving!

Bryan Weinstein, Issaquah

Very little unless it results in removing traffic congestion and barriers. An example of barriers is the concrete sidewalk bulges called “traffic quieting” or no right turn intersections.

Mark Bowers, Issaquah

Adding more costs to city. If they would allow the signal light-demand system used on the weekends to go 24/7, there would not be “trapped/stopped” traffic when there is no cross traffic, with the current time-sequenced weekday system.

Ken Sessler, Issaquah

None. On the contrary, there will be more crashes as drivers try to surf their iPhones as they drive.

Paul Stewart, Issaquah


This will help avoid the bottlenecks that can happen within minutes when there are accidents or incidents that are beyond control.

Don Burnett, Issaquah

For those with Internet from their cell phone, the temptation will be great to violate the new law about using cell phones while driving.

Hank Thomas, Issaquah

I rarely use my computer for traffic updates.

Jim Harris, Issaquah

Commuters, shoppers and businesses can plan more efficient trips.

Mel Morgan, Issaquah

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