Here’s a reminder of what SCC Insight brought you this week:
- Coverage of the Council’s passage of a ban on winter evictions;
- We broke the story of Council member Sawant being charged with violations of the city’s ethics code for using city resources to promote her “Tax Amazon” ballot initiative;
- The latest developments in the pending ordinance to expand sanctioned encampments and “tiny home” villages;
- A deep dive on how much Amazon really pays in income taxes;
- An update on HB 2907’s authorization for a payroll tax, and Seattle officials’ attempt to prevent being preempted from passing their own;
- The judge’s ruling in the legal challenge to Initiative 976;
- The details of Sawant’s proposed payroll tax that she hopes will raise $300 million annually from big businesses in Seattle;
- A look at the lawsuit the City of Seattle has filed against King county over changes to the inquest process.
And on top of that, you got the regular Sunday look ahead at the coming week in Council Chambers, and every weekday morning a roundup of the news coverage on City Hall.
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