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June 11, 2018

Seattle head tax will likely be rescinded

By PHUONG LE
Associated Press

Seattle city leaders said Monday they will work to repeal a tax on large businesses just one month after unanimously approving the measure to help pay for affordable housing and homeless services.

Mayor Jenny Durkan and seven of nine councilmembers said in a joint statement that β€œit is clear that the ordinance will lead to a prolonged, expensive political fight over the next five months that will do nothing to tackle our urgent housing and homelessness crisis.”


 
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