GOALS – PLATFORM
Mass transit will never realize its full potential without a better way to get riders too and from mass transit. With a flex-van system, it would be possible to deliver massive numbers of riders to the transit centers.
We could fill up the buses, take half the cars off the road, save money, and expand light rail
without raising taxes. It should be possible to get around without owning a car.
BUILD A FIBER OPTIC INTERNET
Mount Vernon and Chattanooga did it. Seattle may do it. It is a business magnet. 1 gig up and 1 gig down for $70 per month!
SMART METERS ARE DUMB, BUT THEY ARE COMING
Smart meters, connected to utilities by cell phone technology, blast out powerful microwave pulses, Depending on proximity, these cause harm. On some the effect is debilitating. They are unsecure and open your home to hackers. Smart meters do not save money. They catch fire. There are better solutions available.
BRAND SNOHOMISH COUNTY AS AN ORGANIC COUNTY
Use zoning law and health laws to ban spraying of carcinogenic Roundup and growing of GMO crops.
Snohomish County Organic crops will sell for more. Our farmers will get rich. We will be less contaminated.
COMMERCIAL AIR SERVICE AT PAINE FIELD – NO THANK YOU
Light rail will extend to Paine Field and to Everett, so we do not need commercial service at Paine.
Once you are on light rail, you are almost at the airport. The massive new airport Washington needs
should be at McChord, with connections to Everett and Olympia via light rail..
NON-PARTISAN SNOHOMISH COUNTY ELECTIONS
The issues which divide and paralyze Republicans and Democrats on the national and state levels do not apply on the local level. City elections are non-partisan. County elections should be too.
CLEAN UP OUR DRINKING WATER
The dental chemicals added to our water are called “fluoride”, but the fluoride is not pharmaceutical grade. It is the toxic waste filth captured in the smokestack scrubbers in the production of phosphate fertilizer. It is not just fluoride. It is a cocktail of several fluoride compounds, lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, thallium, and other contaminants. It leaches lead from plumbing in large quantities. These chemicals are most harmful to the growing embryo, fetus, and baby. They are mostly or completely ineffective at preventing tooth decay, and there are better ways to kill decay bacteria. Fluoridation is a chemical company scam to sell toxic waste at a profit. It is also illegal under Washington law. Those who support fluoridation are at best uninformed dupes and at worst fraudsters.
Stop spraying Roundup On Street and Roads
This carcinogenic poison flows into creeks, streams, rivers, and the Sound, killing and repelling salmon as it goes.
HELP SALMONS RECOVER – QUIT CONTAMINATING WATERS
Roundup kills fish. So-called fluoride is a powerful fish repellent and causes salmon crashes. Ban them.
JOHN LOVICK IS A NICE GUY … BUT
John Lovick is honest and experienced. I like John. But John supports commercial service at Paine Field. John avoids the other issues I raise. I will insist that he explain why. John is a status quo guy. You should elect a County Executive for his goals. If you don’t, these goals will never be achieved.
Local Control Movement
City and county government has unused powers, inherent in the people on the local level, protect ourselves from industries which contaminate our air and water. The Tenth Amendment guarantees to the people those rights not delegated to the federal government or retained by the states. City and county governments are closest to the people, and therefore represent “the people” better than do the state and the federal government. We people are the ones who have to live here.
Coal trains will dump thousands of pounds of mercury-laden coal dust per mile per year along our coast. The few fish left will be too contaminated to eat or sell. Like trucks, trains should be required to cover their loads.
The way Community Transit operates needs to be rethought.
It does some things well, but it does a poor job of getting riders to transit centers,
and it fails to give good service to those who do not own cars
and who depend on transit the most.
Extend Light Rail To Everett:
The way to get light rail to Everett is to increase ridership and revenues. The way to do that is to find a way to get people to and from the transit centers. My flex van proposal will do that. With more ridership, the system will bring in more revenues,
and our sales tax subsidy to transit will deliver more service for the same money.
Divest PUD ownership of dirty, dangerous, and expensive nuclear plant.
Snohomish County owns a percentage of the Columbia Generating Station at Richland and receives up to 10 percent of its power from it. The CGS lies on a major fault. It belches out radioactive gasses, and there are cancer hotspots around it. It is a disaster waiting to happen.The sooner we divest the better.
Bicycling is a Form of Mass Transit
I propose we develop what I would call bicycle highways and freeways. Some would be striped lanes winding through neighborhood streets. Some like the Burk-Gillman and the Interurban should be limited access bicycle freeways.
People of Snohomish County Deserve Clean, Safe Water
We add dental chemicals to our water, which leach lead from plumbing in large quantities. These chemicals are called “fluoride”, but it is not pharmaceutical grade fluoride. It contains lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and thallium. These chemicals are most harmful to the growing embryo, fetus, and baby. They are mostly or completely ineffective at preventing tooth decay, and there are better ways to kill decay bacteria.
Fluoridation is a chemical company scam to sell toxic scrubber liquor waste from the smokestacks of phosphate fertilizer plants at a profit.
It is also illegal under Washington law. Those who support fluoridation are uninformed dupes at best and fraudsters at worst.
Questions for John
John, why are you not addressing the issues that I raise?
Which is more important, experience at maintaining the political status quo, which my opponent offers, or experience outside the limiting confines of politics and a set of goals to make our lives dramatically better? I have the knowledge about how to bring about real change. If you re-elect John, nothing will change.
Unafraid to take on controversial and difficult issues:
Politicians generally avoid controversial issues if they can. Why take the risk if taking the position might turn away people
who otherwise would vote for you? Also, politicians may not understand such complex issues.
Mostly it has been praise for John and little mention of James and Carolyn.
More About James
He’s a well-balanced, level-headed guy. He is an attorney with thousands of satisfied clients. He is in good standing with the Bar Association and has never been sanctioned.
JAMES ROBERT DEAL
PO Box 2276, Lynnwood Washington 98036
Email: James at James Deal dot Com