Seattle has given Amazon a free ride long enough. The multibillion dollar corporations responsible for the city’s skyrocketing homelessness need to start paying their fair share.
Amazon says they’ll halt new office projects if Seattle enacts an employee head tax. Good.
by Geov Parrish, Op-Ed Columnist
The debate over a proposed Employee Head Tax (EHT) on our city’s largest employers, with revenue dedicated to affordable housing and homelessness services, is coming to a head. After eight months of debate, the Seattle City Council is scrambling to meet a self-imposed mid-May deadline for trying to pass the proposal, with a final vote currently scheduled for Monday, May 14.
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