This morning, the Council’s Governance, Ethics and Technology Committee moved forward an ordinance adopting several updates to the Democracy Vouchers program and to other rules governing local elections.
This morning the Progressive Revenue Task Force held its second meeting, the first with substantive discussions of the issues. There were some important insights that help clarify the picture of the need — and the possible ways to address it.
(updated 1/19/18 10:00am — the city provided updated slides with corrections for bad data and incorrect math)
This afternoon the City Council announced the members of its Progressive Revenue Task Force, i.e. the group tasked with looking at a proposal for instituting a head tax or tapping into other progressive revenue sources.
Today the City Council announced that it has started taking applications for its newly-created task force to look at progressive revenue sources to fund new homelessness and affordable housing investments.
Last Friday, Council members Tim Burgess, Lisa Herbold, and Mike O’Brien announced that they were introducing legislation to create a new Seattle Renters Commission to give renters better representation in local government decisions.