February 2011 Polls

What should the city council's policy be on public comments?

Public feedback is important. The council should accept comment from anyone on any topic before each meeting, without time limits. (23.42% - 52 votes)

The current policy of allowing people to speak at the end of the meeting, within time limits, should be retained. (40.54% - 90 votes)

Frequent-fliers are wasting the council's time and money. Comments should be restricted to agenda items only. (36.04% - 80 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 222

Voting open Mon, Feb 28, 2011 9:40 a.m. - Mon, Mar 28, 2011 9:40 a.m.

What did you think of Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt's State of the City speech?

I liked it, he hit the important points that needed to be made. (12.64% - 88 votes)

I disliked it, he's not a great speaker. (29.45% - 205 votes)

I didn't see it in person, didn't see it on TV and don't know much about what he said. (57.90% - 403 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 696

Voting open Fri, Feb 25, 2011 2:42 p.m. - Fri, Mar 25, 2011 2:42 p.m.

With Wisconsin in the news over labor issues, would you favor or oppose a law in Washington taking away some collective bargaining rights of most public unions?

Favor (48.67% - 751 votes)

Oppose (49.58% - 765 votes)

No opinion (1.75% - 27 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 1,543

Voting open Wed, Feb 23, 2011 9:44 a.m. - Wed, Mar 23, 2011 9:44 a.m.

Should the state quit mailing license tab renewal notices?

Yes. Doing so saves $3.8 million a year, which is money best spent elsewhere. (47.26% - 112 votes)

No. I'll never remember to renew my tabs without the reminder postcard. (29.96% - 71 votes)

Maybe they could do like the post office and come up with a "forever" license plate. (22.78% - 54 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 237

Voting open Tue, Feb 22, 2011 3:41 p.m. - Tue, Mar 22, 2011 3:41 p.m.

One of the hottest topics locally is the proposed Columbia River Bridge crossing. Do you feel the decision makers are listening to residents?

They're listening but they're not really paying any attention to those who oppose this new project and the tolls it will bring. (39.61% - 349 votes)

They're listening but they're paying too much attention to the naysayers. Leadership means doing the right thing for all of us despite some opposition. (31.67% - 279 votes)

With the economy, high taxes and everyone with a voice today, I suspect we'll never get anything major accomplished in the near future. (28.72% - 253 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 881

Voting open Fri, Feb 18, 2011 9:56 a.m. - Fri, Mar 18, 2011 9:56 a.m.

Jeopardy's two best players are competing against the smartest machine IBM ever created. I'm thinking:

Get used to it, the world will soon be run by machines and they will render us humans obsolete. (22.42% - 87 votes)

These tech geeks can do all the programming they want, but nothing is quite like a human being. (53.09% - 206 votes)

Hey, but can this IBM machine run a deep post pattern and catch the long bomb? No? End of discussion. (24.48% - 95 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 388

Voting open Mon, Feb 14, 2011 12:44 p.m. - Mon, Mar 14, 2011 12:45 p.m.

Do you own (or plan to own) a smart phone?

Yes. Its many applications, including being able to get the news in an instant, are important to me. (35.10% - 73 votes)

No. Smart phones are too expensive. The less I spend on phone bills, the better. (55.77% - 116 votes)

No. Those smart phones are a little too smart for me! (9.13% - 19 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 208

Voting open Mon, Feb 14, 2011 10:22 a.m. - Mon, Mar 14, 2011 10:22 a.m.

Now we hear that Vancouver is one of the most romantic cities in the country. I'm thinking:

Once we get our high divorce rate behind us, we're left with the strongest relationships. (43.58% - 146 votes)

Portland is too weird, Vegas is too Vegas, heck, all the lovers are heading this way! (30.45% - 102 votes)

L'amore è nell'aria! (25.97% - 87 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 335

Voting open Tue, Feb 8, 2011 4:37 p.m. - Tue, Mar 8, 2011 4:37 p.m.

Should political petitioners have to stay farther away from store entrances?

Yes. I'd support Rep. Jim Moeller's bill to require a 15-foot buffer between signature-gatherers and the door. (56.15% - 73 votes)

No. Regulating the people's right to petition is a blow to our democracy. (33.08% - 43 votes)

No. These folks are irritating enough without them shouting from 15 feet away to get our attention. (10.77% - 14 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 130

Voting open Mon, Feb 7, 2011 11:13 a.m. - Mon, Mar 7, 2011 11:13 a.m.

Compared to other places, divorce rates are high here in Clark County. I'm thinking:

It's the economy. With unemployment here higher than most places, that drives the divorce rate. (39.83% - 96 votes)

We need to nurture our relationships more. (33.61% - 81 votes)

It's easier and less expensive to get a divorce here than in Oregon. So they come here. (26.56% - 64 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 241

Voting open Mon, Feb 7, 2011 10:12 a.m. - Mon, Mar 7, 2011 10:12 a.m.

Who's got the best municipal pin?

Clark County: Where the trapper paddling a canoe is apparently headed away from the county. (21.64% - 29 votes)

Vancouver: We have a fort! (26.87% - 36 votes)

Battle Ground: The serene setting in its pin is appropriate, considering there's never been a battle there. (51.49% - 69 votes)

Voting is Closed

Total Votes: 134

Voting open Wed, Feb 2, 2011 5:43 p.m. - Wed, Mar 2, 2011 5:43 p.m.