To no one’s surprise, today’s headlines are about taxes and homelessness.
This afternoon the City Council held a three-hour roundtable session with representatives from a variety of Seattle businesses and nonprofits, to hear their thoughts on the recommendations for a new employee-hours tax to pay for homelessness services. It was a surprisingly frank conversation.
The quiet before the storm.
It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks for the Council members involved in proposing a new employee-hours tax on Seattle businesses.
Council member Sally Bagshaw is organizing a roundtable session for businesses and nonprofits tomorrow to discuss the proposed employee-hours tax (aka a “head tax”). Her office sent me a list of who is currently planning to participate.
A very quiet start to what will be a very busy week.
It’s going to be a very busy week on the second floor of City Hall. Fasten your seat belt.
Back in January, the Department of Justice sent letters to several cities and counties, including King County, expressing concern over sanctuary city policies, demanding further documentation of existing policies, and threatening consequences if its demands are not met. Yesterday the DOJ sent the same letter to the City of Seattle, with the same demands and threats.
I’m thinking we should change the name of Friday to “op-ed day.”
As the weekend creeps closer, the news cycles spin down.