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State Supreme Court OKs effort to recall Seattle Councilmember Kshama Sawant
"Shama Sawant from these CIA. Seattle City Council can move forward, says the state Supreme Court. In a unanimous ruling, the court found three of the charges against so wants were sufficient enough to warrant a recall election. Those charges include the use of city property for political purposes, illegally allowing a crowd of her supporters into City Hall and leading a march on Mayor Jenny Durkin's residents whose address is protected under federal law. It's time for her to go. She's not doing anything for us. That's Henry Bridger, who manages the recall. So want campaign, which now has to gather signatures in order to get the measure on the ballot. Statement. So what called today's ruling unjust but unsurprising Jeff
Bruce Harrell, former Seattle City Council president, is running for mayor
"Center. Well, he was served briefly as mayor of Seattle. Now a former City council member, is running for the job again. Almost Charlie Harder has the story. Bruce Harrell was first elected to the council in 2007, and in his role as council president in 2017. He was named acting mayor for five days after then Mayor Ed Murray resigned. He didn't run for re election in 2019. And in his two years out of the spotlight, Harold says, a lot of people called him asking him to run for mayor. They said. It's our time they'd say It was my time to say Bruce is, they said it's our time because my candidacy Is going to be about bringing about leaders, effective leaders and letting them shine, letting their brilliance shine homelessness and helping small businesses are among his priorities. Herald joins a crowded field 13. Others have already announced campaigns
Seattle considers right to counsel and extending COVID-19 crisis eviction moratorium through 2021
"For tenants. Rights is both Seattle and the state. Consider laws designed to prevent evictions come with core would take explains votes are expected in both of Seattle City Council and the state Legislature on separate bills to ensure tenants facing eviction have the right to legal counsel sort of a public defender for tenants sharing Crowley with the Seattle Renters Commission says in the tenant landlord relationship landlords hold most of the power the right to counsel is one important step toward equal. I think this power imbalance, but landlord and realtor Natalie Burnett says further allowing tenants to avoid eviction will have dire consequences as frustrated owners simply sell their rental properties. Lot less inventory for rental houses. Which in turn will increase our homelessness issue to the council members. Shama Sawant, sponsor of the Seattle bill is also pushing to extend until year's end a citywide covert related eviction moratorium. Corwin Hague Co. Moh news and the city of Seattle's moratorium on residential, nonprofit and small business evictions has been extended through the end of June. Mayer Durkin says there's hope on the horizon. But the extension provides housing stability as new federal funding arrives with a recent passage of the federal Assistance Plan. While the moratorium is in place in Seattle, property owners may not issue notices of termination or otherwise initiate an eviction action with the court's unless there is an imminent threat to the health and safety of the community. Over
Seattle City Council Considers Easing Up Restrictions for Small Businesses
"Should Seattle small business owners be allowed to operate retail stores out of their home garage is a new city ordinance would make it possible, at least temporarily. We get more from Cuomo's Corwin hate, the proposed law would give a temporary okay to a pandemic practice that's already going on informally. For example, Caitlin Bram wanted to open a tasting room for her product. Yonder cider. When Cove it made that move impractical. She began selling cans and bottles out of her Greenwood garage. The Seattle Times reports. When a neighbor objected, she campaigned the city to allow it. Bram address the City Council in any small businesses appearing exciting thing. Yet I'm so thankful to the committee for considering bills that could make it just a little bit more achievable provokes the BRINGING businesses. Home Bill would allow garage based retail stores to obtain city permits so long as they don't violate the health code or any other safety laws. The bill notes. These would be temporary zoning modifications allowed on Lee during the pandemic.
Seattle City Council considers cutting SPD budget by more than $5M
"The state of public safety in Seattle is the City Council. Consider stripping $5.5 Million from the SPD s budget is in a staffing. This is Deputy Mayor Mike Fong, not sugar coating the situation for the council's Public safety committee as it looks to shift that $5.5 million away from SPD to invest in the participatory budgeting process for a re imagining of public safety in the city. The problem more than 200 officers having separated The department of the last 13 months, and Fong says that's led to a historic shortage of cops and increasing 911 response times now hovering at around eight minutes, which among other things, was the city at risk with the consent decree. It's car radios Hannah Scott on Tuesday, the
Seattle City Council candidate was charged with assault, harassment after 2015 confrontation
"City Council candidates arrest several years ago has come to light as we hear from Kemal's Bill O'Neill. The Seattle Times reports. Mike McQuaid was charged with harassment in 2015 police report shows McQuaid became upset with some landscape working outside of his Wesley condo. And got into an argument with a man there. That led to McQuaid, threatening the man with a saw and throwing a rock at him, but quite agreed to a deferred prosecution. Gross misdemeanor charges were dismissed in 2018 after he served a year probation. He also spent 24 hours is part of a work crew. Cueto is running for council Position eight, which is currently held by Theresa Mosqueda tells the times what happened frightened him. He says he would have avoided the situation. If he had to do it over again and wishes he could take what happened back.
Two new candidates, Brianna Thomas and Mike McQuaid, seek seats on Seattle Council
"New candidates who are running for the Seattle City Council are familiar names in some circles. The story from Cuomo's Gregor Shoals, Brianna Thomas is the chief of staff to City Council president Lorena Gonzalez and Mike McQuaid is a South Lake Union community leader. Both are running for seats that represent the entire city, the rather than a district. Thomas previously worked on several campaigns, including the one that created a $15 minimum wage in Si Tak and the campaign that created the publicly funded democracy vouchers. She's running for the seat that Gonzalez is giving up to run. Mayor McQuaid owns a strategic communications business. He's served on the south like Union Community Council for much of the past decade, and he's challenging incumbent to racing Mosqueda.
Seattle grocery workers get hazard-pay boost
"Month. The seattle city council decided to require big grocery store chains to give their employees hazard pay during the pandemic an extra four dollars per hour. Here's counselor teresa moscato. It's really about the folks who are on the ground in those grocery store floors stocking shelves who are having people reach over them to reach for that zucchini of one grocery worker talks about and sealing the customers breath on them. Those are the folks we need to attack. I said grocery store chains. It's companies with more than five hundred employees stores bigger than ten thousand square feet not convenience stores or food marts or a farmer's market and it's tough to have people breathing on you while they're having you reach for their zucchini but grocery workers are happy to do that. Work said union member. Joe is ryan power outage snowstorm. Where do people rush off to go to the grocery store but we need to show care for the workers care for us well. The grocery industry didn't like care in the form of this hazard pay. Tammy henrik heads. The washington food industry association and she says local grocery stores are not all making big profits and they faced expenses from theft and from delivery fees increased labor costs and cleaning and all of those so seattle really needs to be evaluated on its own merit. And we're just not seen prophets in seattle right now so this week. The hazard pay kicked in workers started getting it but brian. Some grocery industry trade groups sued the city. What what are they claiming a few different things here. bill. I think i see two main pieces here. The first one basically grocery stores are saying they're being singled out as an industry here. There's an equal protection clause and our federal and state constitutions that talks about this and we're also talking about this idea that governments are not supposed to impair contracts. That's part of our constitution as well. They don't want to tip the favor from one side to the other hazard pay is something that these different grocery stores. You're talking about with their workers right now and i think bottom line for me. No one would ever argue that grocery store workers are not being heroic right now. I know i rely on the grocery store. That's near my home. And what in west seattle here but big picture here. Not all of our healthcare workers are getting a hazard pay bump So why not require that. And why is it four bucks an hour. I think there are a lot of questions about this. That are gonna come out as this court case unfolds.
Seattle City Council approves $4 per hour mandatory pay boost for grocery workers during COVID-19 pandemic
"As 10,000 grocery workers in the city will soon get a $4 per hour pay boost. Increased kicks in as soon as Mayor Jenny Durkan signs the ordinance Wednesday and comes after the City Council approved the emergency move earlier this week. COMAS Suzanne Fons spent the day talking to workers in the Northwest grocery associations Holly Chisolm, We're really grateful, and it's really necessary. Maggie Bashir's worse for Fred Myers grocery store in Seattle. But out of concern about covert 19 she's currently on leave. It's scary. My husband is high risk, and my son is both on his high risk as well. And I'm just terrified. That's you know, one day at work, 16 hour shift will be the thing I regret the most. She really appreciates that Seattle City Council and the mayor have approved of $4 an hour papers for grocery store workers in the city. Grocery store workers are out there and they're putting their lives in the safety of their family members on the line. In order to keep the food supply going additional compensation when these grocery stores are pulling in record profits. It's not an unreasonable request. I don't really want to. You want to be there right now Coming leader Newman up works for a grocery store Millcreek. She wishes she could get the so called hazard pay. She's working only 20 hours a week for her own safety. She hopes other cities and grocery stores will implement the papers, and then I'll give her many hours. It would help with that, too. So hoping pay coma news checked in with the Northwest Grocery Association, which represents Hundreds of major grocery stores that will be impacted by the city mandate stores like you see Fred Meyer, Safeway the mandate effects and your grocery store with more than 500 employees. How will this impact grocery stores? How will this impact Customers. I don't know if it will impact customers as much on the initial. But for certainly for grocery stores. It is a significant cost increase at a time, especially for your smaller grocery stores. They don't earn the huge profits that folks who Googled grocery stores see and it's too early to tell if this papers will mean Ice increases for customers or even job cuts. Industry groups tell me that they are very concerned about the health and safety of their workers. But they also say that officials should be expediting vaccinating their workers, as opposed to focusing on a papers.
Many Seattle Grocery Store Workers Are About to Get a Hazard Pay Bump
"Days before seattle area. Grocery workers are set to earn an extra four dollars. An hour hazard pay one. Local chain is asking to be excused. Pc says that out of more than seventeen hundred workers. It seen just three dozen cases none of them tied to stores. The co says margins are already slim and it will be further hurt by the pay increase. The seattle city council passed unanimously last week. Pcc is asking mayor durkin to exempt independent local grocers from the pay bump and focus on getting all grocery workers vaccines as soon as possible.
One on one with Seattle's interim police chief
"The Seattle City Council is considering yet another budget cut to the Seattle Police Department a move that I suppose we should not find surprising. It's a preemptive cut of over dollars. This, of course, on top of what was previously cut, and of course, it has implications. Joining me on the line is interim police chief Adrian Diaz. Ideas. Welcome back to the show. Welcome. Thank you for having me. I really appreciate you taking the time. So what is the $5.4 Million cut mean in terms of public safety? Yeah. You know, we have had, you know some cuts last year. At the end of their session, Another $2 million and some of the other additional cuts that they have This 5.4 million is just One of those things that we're trying to just kind of stabilize our efforts and our hiring efforts. We have some other crude costs that come up. We have You know, we've had a lot of people leave our department. So we had to pay additional money out in separation pay. We've had people because we have Ah, younger workforce, eh? So we've had people that go out on pay parental leave. And so this is some of that money that you know can you know, cover those costs, But we've also had, you know, we really tried to focus our efforts because we've lost a lot of sworn officers. Hiring additional civilian positions that conduce you of riot different works from CSOs, our community service officers, crime prevention coordinators. And you know that you know another additional cut with a lot wouldn't Wouldn't allow us to be able to hire for some of those civilian positions that are so desperately needed. So they've also effectively cut your overtime budget. So how does that work? Because you've got a dwindling for she lost What? 197 police officers last year I'm told that the numbers are still going down. You lost about 20 this month. I don't know if that's been confirmed yet, but you know you've had to use over time as a result of that, of course. Also you had a lot of instances of unrest that you were staffing. So what exactly is the plan this year? Yeah. You know, we've we've actually had to make some obviously some some adjustments. You know, when I moved 100 officers back into patrol we created during that same time we created a community response group. That has been able to handle 911 calls but also be able to, you know, work and deal with the demonstrations, some that direct action that has been occurring for the last several months. And that has helped us out immensely having a group or squad or units that are able to, um Be able to respond to that direct action that is actually limit that's actually pared down some of our overtime. But as we see more people leave the department. You do have to figure out ways that you can have personnel, you know, sure that up, and that means that you know if we have this level of direct action occurring, you know, luckily not on a nightly basis, but it's been enough. Where it impacts our ability to go out and do proactive public safety on destroying to recover guns off the street because we've had an all time high when it came to about an all time high, but 28 year high Yes. You know, we've tracked. You know our shots fired. Going up are you know homicides going up and so we've got to figure out how do we get? Our resource is back into just doing police work so we can Get some of these guns off the street when part of the issue is and you know you made a point to discuss this over the weekend is you'll make arrest. Your officers will make arrest and then nothing really happens. And so you kind of got a little bit of Ah, potential fight brewing with Pete Holmes, Seattle City attorney. You announced this new policy that he will actually prosecute the vandalism by some of these anti for groups and other agitators. His office has since come out and said, there's no new policy. It sounds like someone's playing a game of semantics here. So what was your conversation with him like between inauguration night violence that that broke out which you indicated? That's when the conversations started to happen? At least and your press conference? What was the conversation? So you know, I'm not going to speak for homes. What I can say is that e think we can all agree that the actions of the direct direct action of these groups that have you know Been breaking windows and created property damage and assaulting, you know, people, there's no tolerance for it. Um And I do think that you know Pete Holmes had mentioned they not gonna prosecute peaceful protesters. We don't arrest people protest. Yeah, Exact. That is not what our focus is. You know, our focus is literally trying to make sure that people that are committed to property damage. Uh, that we address those issues, you know, right away, and and so you know, and we've we've taken you know some different approaches over the last several Uh, months to try and reduce the confrontation between our officers Because direct action. People are looking for that confrontation. And so you know, we've we've taken a different stands on it. And actually Wednesday, the Wednesday case on Inauguration day he did charge and so I'm grateful for that. We have to put good cases you know, together and making sure that officers when they do arrest somebody. They have all the elements of the crime and and I will keep on pushing that our officers need to go out and do their job and making arrests in and try to Fine cases. And then I'll work with Pete Holmes on a case by case basis of making sure people are held
Seattle Council approves extra 'hazard pay' for grocery store workers
"Stores and chains in Seattle will now be required to pay workers $4 more per hour during the pandemic. We talked about this yesterday in the Seattle City Council did vote unanimously to approve the mandatory hazard pay to begin immediately. One study of grocery workers in Boston found that 20% of those workers tested positive despite high use of mass and council member Theresa Mosqueda says grocery employees are essential workers and Their employers are not suffering financially. During this pandemic.
Legislation to strengthen subpoena power of OPA, OIG passes Seattle City Council
"And some teeth, car radios Hannah Scott says those of the goals of the new powers of the Seattle police is oversight agencies just approved by the City Council. Here's her report. Doubts were raised about the existing subpoena powers of the offices of Inspector general and police Accountability due to competing language in the city's 2017 Police Accountability Ordinance and the SPD contract that followed. Yesterday, the City Council laid out exactly what powers Oh, I G and opa have in misconduct investigations with final approval of a proposal that came from the Mayor and council public Safety chair, Lisa Horrible to this new legislation, ads sections to municipal code and codifies and affirms the city's stance that the Office of Police Accountability in the inspector general can seeks. Pena's of those Who may have witnessed or been involved in potential misconduct incidents. And not only does this give the police oversight branches expanded subpoena power to compel cops and other witnesses, including officers to testify and turn over evidence in misconduct investigations. New rules come with some more enforcement teeth. Legislation creates a process for the Opa and the OMG to directly issue the subpoena and enforce them by seeking a court order should the subject of the subpoena failed to comply. The new legislation specifically requires that individuals and third party record holders Served subpoena are provided a written notice of the right to due process. This specific protection was not codified previously, and this edition is intended to increase civilian participation in Opa investigations. And oh, I G audits and reviews Council president Lorena Gonzalez celebrating the vote. When we initially considered the Police Accountability Ordinance in 2000 and 17, we needed that there needed to be details that Would need to be sorted out in order to effectuate the intent behind the subpoena power. But I think that and I think that the details included in this legislation accomplished that original, intense and really do, um, Implement much of what needs to be implemented in order to add additional transparency and more teeth to to what we had envisioned in that in that part of the ordinance. Now this change is subject to bargaining with the police unions as they head into talks for their new contract. Mayor Durkin says passing this law gives the city better leverage on accountability measures during those upcoming contract talks, but it's hardly a given that the union is going to sign off. In an email after the vote, Seattle police killed President Mike Solan tells me spot in its members look forward to bargaining, any change and working conditions with the city. Adding Seattle police officers are great people dedicated to serving their community, even under quote the nonsensical governance by our city Council who don't have Seattle's best interest in mind. Hurry. Does Hannah Scott
Seattle City Council approves new car-tab fee
"To an existing $20 fee that now pays for street repairs. These fees replace an expiring $60 car. Tad Levy, Council member Alex Peterson and others favor directing the new feet toward maintaining the city's aging bridges, even though some voters would prefer to invest in transit and walk ability. Improvements by Temple member Peterson's proposal to shift money from transit people need right now, and you did her bridge maintenance. The $60 car taffy that helped fund Seattle bus service expires next month, meaning overall the city Tab fees will drop from $80 to $40 next year. Of course, that's on top of whatever the state is charging. Corwin Headache Comb Oh noona, federal judges to come avoiding permits needed for a methanol plant on the Columbia River in Calama, the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers have granted the permits for the construction of an
Seattle City Council votes to cut Seattle Police Budget, transfer 911 and parking enforcement out
"With the week off and in the news cuts forced by covert and major changes to the police department. Among the big issues on the 2021 Seattle City budget, which come was Ryan Harris says. Was approved by 8 to 1 City Council vote just a little bit again. The cuts proposed for Seattle police amount to nearly 20% and include moving 911 and parking enforcement out of SPD, which the council approved in a separate bill. Many public commenters aligned with council member Shama Sawant are unhappy. The cuts aren't bigger. But council member Deborah War is calls 50% police de funding a slogan When you undo these type of racist institutions, it doesn't happen because you have a chance in a T shirt. It's being in the trench. She's in. Some of us have been there a long time moving forward Marchi towards a plan to do right by everybody. The council did have to make cuts to different departments because tax revenue has dropped during the pandemic. But it also approved an increase in the city's $20 tab. Feet of $40 to go toward transportation improvements.
Seattle City Council approves new budget in 8-1 vote
"Today. The seattle city council passed the twenty twenty one budget in eight to one vote. It includes new tiny house villages and an expansion of the program that sends firefighters and social workers to people in crisis but a central focus in the budget discussions. This fall has been whether this summer's protests calling for massive changes to police budgets and practices would affect sp funding kyw's. Amy radel is here to tell us about the outcome. Amy take us back to the summer when activists i called on city leaders to cut as pd funding by fifty percent right and a majority of seattle city council members agreed to that principle council members did try to make immediate cuts in salaries and certain police units. You know we saw chief carmen. Best resigned over their methods but as discussion began on next year's budget it became clear. The council wasn't seeking a fifty percent cut right away to recent escape a chairs the budget committee. And here's where she says. They ultimately came down regarding our seattle police department. The seattle city council along with the mayor competent combination of both cuts out twenty percent twenty percent and that includes both cuts and transferring some functions outside of spd right twenty percent not fifty percents. So how significant is that reduction Well if you look at other cities it's very significant. Cancel member mosquito has pointed out. Seattle has gone farther in this effort than any other. Us city except maybe austin texas. A year ago cut like this would have been unthinkable but people supporting what they called. the solidarity. budget kept the pressure up rate until the end this week. The council rejected their call to cut another nine million dollars last week and councilmember shama sawant said that was a disappointment and because of that has been justifiable anger and disgust at the establishment over the weekend from thousands of ordinary. People who have been committed to black lives matter. There were car caravans of activists to city council members homes this weekend and today the council agreed to cut an additional two million dollars from. Spd's budget They say that cut should make it so there will be no net increase in police officers hired next year They expect a higher the same number as the number projected to leave which is one hundred and fourteen officers
Seattle City Council voting to cut Seattle Police Budget
"Seattle City Council is expected to hold a full vote on next year's budget. One of the biggest budget fights involves funding for the Seattle Police Department. Many council members and activists want to cut the budget for SPD in half. This set off weeks of sometimes violent protests over the summer. Last week, the City Council's budget committee voted down a hiring freeze for SPD Como's Frank Lindsay, reporting a long line of protesters and cars honk honk their their horns horns last last night night outside outside the the home home of of Seattle Seattle City City Council Council member member Theresa Theresa Mosqueda. Mosqueda. Police Police say the protests began around 10 o'clock near 30th Avenue, southwest and South West Nevada Street in west Seattle. People in a line of cars began honking horns and chanting through loudspeakers. The protesters stopped in front of most get his home and many got out of the cars. Mosqueda then reportedly came out to speak with them. She chairs the city council's budget committee and has previously proposed to package of changes. It would reduce the Seattle Police Department budget by nearly 20%. Although some activists want 50%
Seattle City Council backs new $20 car-tab fee but debates how it should be spent
"A new Seattle car tab fee questions how the money raised should be spent almost Corwin Hank reports. One proposal upsets climate activists, members of the City Council Budget Committee have approved renewal of a $20 car tab fee to replace an expiring fi. Previously this money has funded transit and walk ability. Improvements correct about dedicating the source for bridge maintenance. That's Kelsey Beshir in public comments, noting that some on the council support dedicating some of the proceeds to Maintaining the city's older bridges bite the pandemic. There is still a lot of transit need out there, and the $20 increase in the deal left could provide tens of thousands of hours in critical access for people during this time. At the same time, problems with the West Seattle Bridge illustrate the critical role bridges play in overall mobility. If the full council passes the car tab fee as expected, more discussion is expected on how to spend that money.
"seattle city council" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"Here's a question is the Seattle City Council trying to sneak in a major change and how misdemeanor crimes are prosecuted? That is what former Seattle public safety advisor Scott Lindsey is alleging about a proposal by City Councilwoman Lisa Herbal legislation that would in effect create a legal loophole for almost all misdemeanor crimes in Seattle. If individual the defendant was suffering from addiction, mental disorders of really any type or could connect the crime to some some action related to their poverty. Those are gigantic loopholes that would, in effect, swallow the entire criminal code make it almost impossible to prosecute Most non domestic violence non do you I misdemeanors in the city of Seattle. He goes further, he says, Seattle will be in a class of its own. If this ordinances passed, it would essentially create a green light for crime. Any questions. Why it was squeezed in is part of the city budgeting process with virtually no public discussion. I think this is a backdoor deal and we're getting snookered Folks. Council members are going to try and ram this through and you're going to be so distracted by the national election and so distracted by the other major issues on the council's In the council's budget discussion, including de funding the police by 50%. That'll be hard to pay attention and really engage on this. I would say that everybody in Seattle everybody cares about Seattle needs to wake up. Look closely at this. Engaged because Council members are looking to make dramatic changes to our rights and our protections under our own laws. Lisa her Bolt is now telling the West Seattle blogger plan only gives judges thie option to use this defense but does not require that they do so
"seattle city council" Discussed on KOMO
"Plus, the Seattle City Council meets tomorrow for a big possible veto vote. We'll find out what possibly might happen. It's 10 o'clock from ABC News. I'm Richard Can't who a federal judge in New York City imposed a partial preliminary injunction against any changes in the Postal Service that have slowed down the mail. The order is a victory for candidates and voters who argued in a lawsuit that changes to the postal Service by Postmaster General de Joy will undermine In the integrity of the November national election by causing delays in delivery and ultimately counting of mail in ballots. The government denied the charge. What the judge said the right to vote is too vital of value in our democracy to be left in the state of suspense. He ordered the Postal Service to address the plaintiff's concerns by Friday or said he would impose a plan to treat election related mail is priority mail and pre approved overtime for mail carriers. Aaron It is near a federal judge in Madison, Wisconsin rule that absentee ballots in that state can be counted up to six days after the November 3rd election as long as they're postmarked by the third. With debate over replacing Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court in its early stages. The late Justice will make history on Friday when her body lies in state of the U. S. Capitol. 34 men have lay in state of the U. S Capitol since 18 52 civil rights icon, Rosa Parks was lain in honor the term used for private citizens at the Capitol in 2005. Justice Ginsburg will be the first woman ever to lie in state. In other words, the first female government official to be so honored a. B C's.
"seattle city council" Discussed on KUOW Newsroom
"Our policy choices and decisions and I think it's appropriate to do that and I hope that other elected leaders in Seattle and across the state taken opportunity to reconcile past policy decisions and acknowledged that now is a moment to move in a different direction. So is your statement in part in response to the black lives matter Seattle King County asking the city's Ethics Commission to investigate how council members acted during the protest how it handled the SPD budget cuts because the group says. The council is the reason why the first black woman to lead the SPD carmen best quit what's your response to them? You Know I. Think I have had an opportunity to have really productive conversations with black lives matter Seattle King County and I think the reality is that there's a lot of difference of opinions on how we should move forward as a city on these issues, and that's why I have spent the last for weeks having deep conversations with not just members in the community, my colleagues but also the mayor around how we can structure a frus that will allow us to engage in long-term budget planning that will include conversation around. What our public safety model should be in the future and also what kind of investments are needed within by pocket communities to ensure that that we are developing and creating true community safety that ethics complaint I just mentioned also cites a demonstration during which the doors to city hall were open to protesters. Your colleague Chamois let that protests and it's an issue in recall effort against the want that goes before a judge today. So wasn't okay for her to open up city. Hall and what's your take on this recall effort? I think that when we are in the midst of a covert nineteen pandemic and we have made the decision to shut down City Hall and other public buildings as a result of that I. Think it's important for us to respect that rule in that decision. So I, I don't agree with the tactic I didn't agree with the tactic of allowing in close to one hundred people into city hall. During a period of time when we're dealing with the most infectious and deadly disease in this world and I, think that was a poor choice it will be up to others to decide whether or not that merits a recall and I'm I'm not in a position to to make a judgment legal judgment on the merits of those issues Seattle City Council President Gonzalez. Thanks so much for your time. Thank you Angela..
"seattle city council" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Yeah, You know, I would. I would really love to say that. At least we have good weather in Seattle. But that's not true, either. So okay, Well, I got the news. You can start with the story. We know you've been following. And that's the effort by the county there to shut the prisons in Kings County. Is that literally shut all the prisons are what's the story? It's closed. So you know I broke the story. Last week I had been leaked documents from within the King County executive's office outlining the executives plan to shut down the largest county jail facility in downtown Seattle that houses on a given day, anywhere between 60 and 70% of the total. Jail population Countywide. He now plans to shut that down permanently completely with no new facilities to replace it, so we could go very quickly to a situation in the next year or two. To having a 70% reduction and Dale capacity immediately following the Seattle City Council deliberations to reduce the police force by 50%. So It is totally feasible in the short period of time to have effectively a totally dismantled criminal justice city Countywide. What do these people think Some kind of utopia will emerge if they do it. If they do this stuff. They dio? Yeah. I mean, they really feel like if you look at the documents that I've obtained, it's all predicated on what's known as critical race, steering This idea that the United States was founded on white supremacy and that all of our current institutions, especially the justice institutions, Are based on racism, white supremacy, white fragility, etcetera and the on ly solution. They they claim that they've tried to reform them. That hasn't worked for the only solution now is to abolish them. And the theory If you ask these people if you abolish the police and the prisons What's going to happen to crime they'll say people commit Press. And when you destroy and abolish the institutions that oppress them, they will be liberated. They will be free and they'll have no reason to commit crimes in the future. Well, that's insane. No murders and robberies. And then again, what if there are? We're going to put the fuel in eliminating the institutions that oppress them. Then they'll run in the streets Happy. And, Yeah, I mean, I'm definitely not thing I agree. I think it's absolutely bonkers. I agree with that. I mean, and here's the thing. I mean, what for many years, I think you know those of us more on the right and center, right? We really laughed at these concepts. We saw them in academia. We saw them in a kind of French kind of progressive and socialist publications. But we're really not laughing anymore because these ideas have jumped out of academia out of the university. Into positions of authority and power, and now they're speaking to implement them, and it's it's gone from being kind of Tina's oddity or something of a joke. To something that is deadly Syria and could lead to immense consequence. It seems that I think nobody saw it coming. It seems like a weird religious cult. I'm you can't debate thes people. They're impervious to any rational thought or logic. So if they get their way, and the police force is destroyed and much of Jail system is destroyed. And now you have all the crazy people running a buck. I guess Even the public votes these lunatics at office and we go back to the old way where people just leave Seattle and it becomes like Detroit and the city dies and never comes back. Yeah, I think you know the really hard part. Is that my sense from legit logistically and practically speaking, these are almost irreversible decisions. I don't see how you shudder. 70% of the jail capacity. You fire all of the correctional officer and you mothball the facility. I don't see that coming back on line any time soon. So my fear is really of the former option that you outlined is that when you kind of eliminates the jail's defund the police You're going to get a tremendous amount of crime. People with the capacity to leave will leave. Other people who have kind of been wealthy neighborhoods will hire private security and then the low income neighborhoods, the majority minority neighborhood. The places that these political leaders are saying they want to help are actually going to be the largest victim as crime spikes, violence spike,.
"seattle city council" Discussed on The Joe Pags Show
"We'll see about that, but certainly outside the urban centers already clash is Jason Lewis running. Running for US Senate of the State of Minnesota ticket on Smith. You're right. I'll either team. Smith Amman all over the place of Minnesota now I don't know why I guess he's sort of hiding and we'll ride the way that she thinks. Is Happening Lewis for an end dot com? The word for is that for not the number. It's Lewis for DOT COM, when when it comes to ANTIFA and I'll throw the group black lives matter in. In there to of course, black lives matter the group hijacked aim. It's sort of like the affordable care act, which wasn't when it comes to those groups. They're hiding behind the first amendment that went they. They WANNA dismantle. They don't want the constitution. They don't want the country as it. Is that want capitalism that want police. They don't want down the list that what they don't want. And when you question them on a Jason, they always hide. Hide behind the First Amendment and the left lines up with them, as if somehow they're the ones that have for civil rights. How do you? How do you as somebody running for office I know that I cut a stiff through every day for three hours a day six days a week, but running for office. How you convince people who are getting it piecemeal that Hollywood is wrong. That music is wrong. Sports are wrong. That's big is wrong. Everything's wrong right now, that are public institutions from nonprofits to corporations to Churches foresaken God for Liberation Theology to to every single certainly k. through twelve and Higher Ed not mentioned Sports Leagues. You name it. They've all gone south. And they're all prostrating in front of the rioters, and the only people left who can lead on this without being censored by the canceled culture without losing their jobs from an HR department that is to hell, bet on cowardice, our politicians, that is why it is so unconscionable for Mitt Romney. The Guy gave us obamacare from Massachusetts to do what he's been doing whether. It's undercutting the president or now or now basically. Basically getting giving aid and comfort I Tina Smith. Let me tell you one team. The My said the we need more righteous protests. A Code word that we've got a challenge the role of belief in society as defunding the police that there's too much racism in Minnesota. Still castigating all MINNESOTANS for one bad cop. That's who are dealing with. Politicians have a duty. Delete especially Republicans and they still have their first amendment rights, unfortunately, because this is Orwellian oppressive canceled Culture Movement that seeks to Im- to intimidate people from speaking. Their mind were about the only ones left. which is why it's incumbent on us why I'm doing this so well, said. Something people have they always have a line in their minds. There's always you cross this line and I'm done and the left always pushes it and generally speaking. We'll go past it hillary. Clinton went past it with the deplorables irredeemable Mitt. Romney Has Gone past now marching, giving his pound of flesh that he'll get protected. I guess I'm not really sure what his deal is, but they always seem to go too far. In Jason in your state I think they went too far, and it's time for you I mean, do you? Do you see that line? I'm talking about. They always overreach. They look they. Everyone realized we needed a fifteen day cooling off period a thirty day. Cooling period hospital capacity could get up to Kovin. We did that, but that wasn't good enough. We have lockdown on the economy to hurt president trump. That's exactly why they did it. Then they said well, we're not. Not GonNA open up until we have a vaccine which meant forever right so the first time in history. Joe Recording the healthy well, we infected the elderly. It was the worst policy wondering Minnesota history, and there's no data whatsoever to show that these lockdowns are working, so they overreached on that, and now they're overreaching on handing over the city to criminals, and and and again it goes back to the fundamental point of these Democrats. They can't keep healthy, and they can't keep us safe and they know intention to do so.
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"I, read you the Joe pags show eight nine, four one pags, nine, four, one, seven, two, four seven. JOEPAGS DOT com go to the phone lines I appreciate you taking the time it is going to be. Interesting calls to be honest with you have got one call about Jason Lewis or you're gonNA. Hear the interview from it about ten minutes. Got A couple of calls and tacos gotTA. Get into those calls to be honest with you now you're gonNA deal in North Carolina going on, hi. Much. Joe Good to talk to you. You're looking at the TACO. Thing the wrong way. How does make you full of crap? Right just like Democrat. So it's properly names. Why would you want a Republican attached to crap? Daniel. Thanks deal obviously thinking with his large intestine today. Because, it's got to be honest with you. I. Everything You know makes you have to do that. Thing, so I mean everything can turn to. I don't really want to focus on the crap, but I mean what I'm saying is. I don't really understand what his point was. If if I'm being honest. So he should never talk because Republicans in full of crap. I let them hold longer. Maybe bigger face I'm with you. Because there are plenty of Republicans that can in fact be qualified to be full of that as well. Let me go to line one. It's going to be Scott and Minnesota Scott. What's going on? Thanks for having my call, you bet. With you? Minnesota is not all full of liberals. It is not. We believe it or not. We've had Republican Governors and Republican senators. And I get to believe it or not. We have and I'm hoping we're going to have another Republican senator coming up. This election cycle gotta get rid of the. was going to got three great radio stations in in Minnesota and I covered the largest populated areas of Minnesota I realized that you're not a liberal. Democrats, are all she probably wouldn't wouldn't be getting the ratings that I get although some Democrats listen at the end of the day. Jason doesn't say anything like that. In fact, he makes the case for why he can win and Bettina Smith, and it makes the case for why. You can't have change in the governor's office like you have had before. The problem is i. believe this and tell me if you think I'm right. The problem is a lot of Republicans or Or, conservatives sit in their hands. For some reason, you guys have Minnesota or more fickle, and you sit back and you watch. People like Keith Ellison. Get elected, and you watch. People like walt get elected. You ought people like Tina Smith. Get elected in the Amy Klobuchar. It doesn't make sense to me because you really do have a very large. The the geography of Minnesota is owned by the red. It is unfortunately the populated centers are owned by the blue, so you guys who are in the on the other parts of the rural areas have to get off your hands and get off your butts and go down and vote. The last election, the suburbs went to the Democrats. That's what happens and that guy who's the boss. Why I don't know I mean. But you live there. You call to make the case that everybody's liberal. Right filming in well. I live in a blue area so tonight. My part had absolutely no chance to go a Republican, but I've lived in red areas or purple areas before, but I think that. I don't know I think that the state almost went for trump, but they don't need to build more careful and what he says and MINNESOTANS. We're fickle. We're fickle and we're pretty liberal here. We've got a lot of liberal programs. We're Scandinavian. Work we'll skew the navy. The Navy liberal or Scandinavia Socialism is not the socialism and liberalism that we're seeing in the United States today, although they lie and pretend like it is, but it's not it. It's gotTa appreciate you. I hear you, but but my point is going to be one that would keep on making till November good off your hands. Get off your butts and go vote Minnesota because you do want different people in there. You're not happy with who you have, so do something about it. E and San Antonio Talk to me. Hey Joe. I'm living the dream just like me. How's it going? I've never called him before, but I've been listening to you for a while. LIVING THE DREAM NANCY. How doing because then I can't see living the dream. You've already said it is unfair. I know you're always. I am what's happening today? Wanted of the comment I used to live in Austin. That's where torchy's TACO's as far as I know, originated and I've many many times. Great. tacos granted on super white so maybe I don't Know My. Obviously not authentic. Paulo says you don't know what Taco from your nose. Hit my favorite Tommaso Find Avocado and the Baja shrimp. I've never had the Democrat Republican independent so I. Don't know if they're talking of those ones are good or not I've never tried them, but the first ones that I've tried so good I just kept ordering those over and over again and honestly I don't care if they got those off the menu. I consider my cellphone Republican, but. I am of an anthology that we agree to disagree and you don't have to share my political values to make me good Taco, and that's all I wanted to say and I appreciated. The ruling I'm going to say I'm. GonNa see white or not very wide. I'm going to go with. Why. Descended Way Whiter Than I. Am I'm just going to put it out, I. Mean you heard? Right. The shrimp Taco yeah. What was the other the TACO or some crap? Kado yeah the Fried Avocado Taco. That's authentic, right, yeah! Pr- pretty sure that's that's right from. The deepest part of Mexico you can go at the end of the day. What what we have is not the fact that I need to agree with me. Make sure you understand I'm not a Liberal Democrat I'm not GONNA force you to agree with me. The Liberal Democrats wanted to force you to do then what I want them to do. Is Be consistent and I WANNA know why they took away. The Republican if they have these, you know somehow. Politically based tacos there, obviously being funny, being tongue in cheek, not really a Republican Taco. Is that really a Democrat Taco the Tacos can vote, so we don't know what party they are, but if you're gonNA, go there and you're gonNA. Make Tacos that have political names to funny and tongue-in-cheek. Stick with it. Don't be a was. You'll be scared by the by the canceled culture. Don't be scared by the woke stirs. But I think politics are good point. You're making the Fried Avocado TACO. Maybe you're not really doing tacos. The way that that most people who wanNA consuming authentic Taco would go go if at the end of the day if you got rid of it because of pressure from the left I'm embarrassed for you I. Don't know if they did care. They haven't responded to my tweet you, that's weird. You busy making tacos probably, but even if they weren't I, don't think they're going to respond to you. Why not? Why wouldn't they respond to what my business I? Talk Goes. Yes. I could duck downright comes tacos. Their.
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"seattle city council" Discussed on KOMO
"The Seattle city council today councilmember Michael Bryant sponsored the measure and says he's been asked many times why it's taken years to make a plan for just a few thousand additional housing units which he says is a fair question but I also think the reason folks of engage in such a deep levels because there's a fundamental question about what we're gonna do in our single families owns and what's appropriate opponents raised a number of concerns including the possibility developers would use the new rules to demolish old homes and turn them into a tri plex is at the same hi Seattle rents the ordinance passed by an eight to nothing vote the Seattle city council also voted unanimously to approve the return of community services officers to the police department the money has been set aside for twelve of these officers who have been billed as a way to connect the community to S. P. D. but will also be used for less critical services to keep regular officers free for Ohio higher priority calls community leaders have others who have otherwise been critical of the Seattle police say the program was well received before and they expect the same response again before forty of time Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson is suing the trump administration come was bill o'neil has the story this latest lawsuit seeks to force the environmental protection agency to collect wood Bob Ferguson and others describes adequate data on the importation and use of a spinster's in the United States even though the agency put new restrictions in place and and not ruled out a complete ban the use of asbestos is banned in dozens of countries and heavily restricted in the U. S. it has been linked to several types of cancer Ferguson and fourteen other attorneys general petitioned EPA back in January to expand the reporting of asbestos in manufacturing importing and processing amid fears from critics the way maybe clearing for new uses of it the EPA denied the petition in April leading to what is now a multi state lawsuit hello Neil come on in the C. E. O. of Southwest Airlines is telling employees he expects extra delays in getting the seven thirty seven MAX back into service Reuters reports the airline expects the jet won't be able to fly passengers until October first at the earliest in recent weeks airline representatives had said they plan the planes return in early September Boeing has repeatedly said safety is its top priorities some skeptics have said may take until the end of the year for the plane to return to passenger service six thirty four minutes.
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"What the Seattle city council through the numbers. Eight individuals in our sample had a combined six hundred thirty six jail bookings in the preceding twelve months, and represented a combined history of over thirty five hundred criminal cases in Washington state. She says all of them were homeless had had drug addictions, councilmember Lorena. Gonzales says a better job needs to be done. And how are we developing relationships with both repairs and the people who are experiencing homelessness, within this business. Districts, and then who is kind of connecting all of those things. Charlie Harger, KOMO news. Washington state on track to becoming a sanctuary state details from komo's Jeff Pohjola governor Inslee signed a Bill on Tuesday, creating the new rules among them police officers in the state will be restricted from asking about immigration status, except in limited circumstances, and the state attorney general will drop rules for courthouses hospitals and other government facilities hoping to limit their use as hunting grounds for federal immigration agents, the rules, expand 2017 executive order from the governor which imposed similar requirements only on state agencies. A move advocate said, stopped short of other sanctuary states, which include Oregon and California. Jeff Pohjola, KOMO news people upset about the liquid natural gas plant Puget Sound energy is building on the Tacoma tide flats making their case to the utility this afternoon. Komo's Ryan Harris tells us they'll also hold a protest rally Andy waffler tells me despite the governor's change of heart on the plant natural gas is one of the cleaner fossil. Fuel energy sources scientists and changed. It's still the single best thing. We can do today to clean up emissions from shipping and trucks, and deliver clean energy to people, Tom environmentalists and members of the Puyallup. Tribe, say the fracking us to extract the gas, as well as transporting it lead to leaks of methane, which is said to be among the worst contributors to climate change. They also say the amounts of those methane leaks are grossly underestimated so PSE holds a listening session this afternoon to address those concerns. Ryan Harris, KOMO news. And that brings us to three thirty four AAA traffic.
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"A Seattle city council committee may vote on the waterfront our local improvement district project and sent it to the full council mayor Jenny Durkan announced an agreement with some property owners earlier this month to reduce the size of the proposed tax while giving them input on the waterfronts design and operations that clears the way for the mayor to propose legislation to create a one hundred and sixty million dollar local improvement district smaller than the two hundred million that is anchored property owners for years. Komo's Kelly Koopman. Komo news time seven thirty seven to Tacoma police officers fired for allegedly telling woman to beat her nine year old grandson with a belt are now facing criminal charges. Almost Carleen Johnson reports. Live both officers face charges of third degree assault coercion and official misconduct. They are. Thirty four year old Jessie, Jane her and forty two year old Damian Berge fired three months ago after an internal investigation by Tacoma PD. This incident happened June twenty seventeen to come a news Tribune reports the two officers responded to a call about a boy who reportedly has developmental disabilities. And it threatened to kill his grandmother. They had been to the home before two social workers were there at the time. And according to charging papers, they say officer, Berge encouraged. The grandmother do hit the boy with a belt officer, Jane or they say then held the nine year old down as the grandmother struck the boy twenty to twenty five times with Berge allegedly instructing the woman to quote beat the demons out of the boy, and who represents officer Jane said his client will plead not guilty says prosecutors dragged their feet far too long a charging decision. And he says those officers were trained to suggest to parents or guardians they could use corporal punishment. They're going to be in court, February first Carleen Johnson, KOMO news. How would you like to live like a hall of Famer Edgar Martinez? Bellevue penthouse at one Lincoln tower is on the market for just under ten million dollars..
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"Granted by the Seattle city council. And komo's Brian Calvert tells us the school has the green light to expand its campus upward Monday's vote will allow the w. Dramatically changed the look and feel in parts of the U district, and they are certainly mixed feelings among those who live and work in the neighborhood. Residential neighborhood. Residential neighborhood. Neighborhoods that has opportunities for living for people of all different. We Dame more than we lose overall. And what we lose. This isn't something. We'll miss the expansion plan calls for up to six million square feet of new space with most of that in buildings as tall as seventeen stories on the schools west and south campuses council member Shamma Sawant, voted, yes. For the expansion. But also criticized the university for not building more affordable housing. She calls the proposed four hundred fifty units a paltry number when you consider the actual need. Brian Calvert, KOMO news. Amazon has announced it will hire twenty five thousand people in New York City. Here comes a practical concern what happens when they flush toilets. Komo's Corwin Hake. Takes a closer look at the story. It's a funny sounding question, but the people who keep watch on New York's massive aging sewer system or not joking those sewer pipes handle not only the city's wastewater, but during storms they get inundated with rain water as well. In a New York Times report residents of Long Island city, Amazon's future. Home say the sewers already backup and overflow whenever it rains hard. And they say twenty five thousand more Amazon workers will only make the problem worse. And Amazon official tells the New York Times the company will address infrastructure needs during the environmental review process a preview. Well, Amazon offices in Seattle are notable for their green roofs, which capture rainwater. Their restrooms are also equipped with low flow fixtures. Corwin hake. Komo news. A Monroe man is behind bars accused of making racist threats to carry out mass killings in the name of white supremacy. More from komo's Carleen Johnson. The Everett herald reports twenty year old Dakota read borrowed the name Rudolf Hoss on his YouTube channel, Hossa commandant and Auschwitz read used at least seven fake Facebook profiles to talk about shooting up a school or a synagogue or pulling Dylann roof roof the gunmen who murdered nine people in a black church in South Carolina, court papers, say read was arrested Friday. His mother's home in lake forest park. Detectives in the FBI Vinci's twelve firearms ammo and notes associated with white supremacy at his home near Monroe those posts professed, a belief in north west front a racist dream of a white nation state. A very recent post talked shooting up a school that was December fourth one week ago. The FBI was onto a more than a month ago in Snohomish county. Detectives were tipped off last week and made that arrest on Friday. Carleen Johnson, KOMO news county judge has thrown out an attempt to recall three members of the Olympia city council. Komo's Eric Heintz reports the judge said that the lawsuit was frivolous. Resident John Pettit had argued the city for years illegally discounted the stormwater rated charges itself and overcharged. Other ratepayers at the same time is it council. Members in action violated their oath of office. We tried to recall, Mary, Cheryl, Selby, mayor pro tem, Nathaniel Jones and council member Jessica Bateman. The Olympia reports the council members lawyer argued the discount was legal and even that if there was a problem individ-. Council members can't change city policy on their own. Eric Heintz, KOMO news. Komo news time seven ten time to get to the Harley exterior sports desk with Tom hutler. Hawks took a big step toward the postseason after their fourth straight one Twenty-one seven over the Vikings last night at CenturyLink field. Coachspeak carolina. What he saw even if at times it wasn't aesthetically pleasing that was a classic defensive ballgame all night long. We had a lot of respect for this team who were playing because they're so good all the way around and they showed it was really hard for us to get the ball downfield in scoring points. We're fortunate in playing really good game on defense. It's great stops. Tonight's just classics yard stops and down there on the goal line. I guess gets in the way of the end zone. Seahawks. Improved eight and five hundred fourteen yards rushing. They'll play at San Francisco Sunday, husky linebacker. Ben Burtt kurban named first team all American both the Associated Press football Writers Association of America yesterday as the huskies three weeks from today Lee, taking on Ohio State in the Rose Bowl sports at ten and forty past the hour on the home of the huskies, KOMO news. With a serious problem in Tacoma in case, you haven't found out for yourself already. Southbound I five blocked at highway sixteen and even have one northbound lane blocked. Just so emergency crews can get in. We'll have an update coming up on that in just a couple of minutes. First NASA, there's offering to show NBA superstar Steph curry evidence that men really have landed and walked on the moon. One..
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"With the seattle city council and their repeal of a head tax traffic and weather coming in four minutes i this update from abc news it's seven thirty president trump at the white house after the singapore summit taking on the media through twitter abc's kenneth moton the president tweeting quote so funny to watch the fake news they are fighting hard to downplay the deal with north korea five hundred days ago they would've begged for this deal the federal reserve's open market committee wraps up its two day meeting today this afternoon it's expected to announce a hike interest rates the co founder of gas paul marciano now leaving the company amid sexual harassment investigations abc's linsey davis marciano and the company paid a total of half a million dollars to five women to void the cost of litigation and without admitting liability or fault the speaker of the house now says lawmakers will vote next week and a pair of immigration bills the move staves off a potential debate about the future of the dreamers but one of the bill's bipartisan one is not even been written yet and the us along with canada and mexico has been tapped to host the twenty twenty six fearful world cup i'm cheri preston abc news the northwest only allnews station komo news one thousand fm ninety seven seven seven thirty one right now wednesday morning the thirteenth of june it's cloudy and wet in many seattle neighborhoods with gregg hersholt i'm manda factor near the top stories from the komo twenty four seven news center were bitter arguments that preceded yesterday seattle city council vote to repeal that head tax on business that was just passed last month to fight the homeless crisis from komo's michelle esteban from aircon nagging seattle mom turned antibig business tax volunteer to kaelin nicholson a staunch supporter.
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"All kind of trying to find these gap solutions for systems that don't work and increasingly startups they're saying well that's my job or domino's pizza is saying it's my it's our job to deal with potholes and and then amazon is saying to seattle city council in this was my other obsession this weekend no way in hell are we gonna pay that head tax to help deal with the housing crisis and homelessness in seattle seattle you know past attacks on large businesses a per head tax to raise money to help with the housing crisis and homelessness has been exacerbated by their great tech economy amazon which has all the power in that world in the city said no way no way and they're going to repeal it the seattle city council is going to vote to repeal is that because amazon it looks like it several of several city council people were quoted in the the hill saying yeah we're gonna we're gonna vote for it because business groups came out in force led by amazon and then here's amazon getting all these cities to sort of bend over backwards with all of these sessions jeff isisis plan those cities for suckers are you kidding me please he unquestionably is but there are no there are no texan balances on business right now and some of them are acting in good ways and others are acting in bad ways but there's no question that the end goal of of a business is not to help everybody and and yet when they're the ones fill in potholes like it feels like our dystopia in future has arrived in some i see what you did there with the whole checks and balances on business because we're going to do a little bit of that in about what forty five seconds why yes we are all right so he's just picked up the snap that guy can catch the snap dope so tweet us at cairo emily would you can email us make me smart at marketplace dot org we'll be back in a minute.
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"City council member kushtia masao want who supports the head tax spoke to them as they protested last year amazon started search for a place to build its second headquarters though not in seattle now twenty places are on the company's shortlist they're cutting taxes to lure amazon while seattle considers taxing the company more a week and a half ago a televised city council question and answer session turned into a freeforall for the mike a man who identified himself as a business owner said the city is going to chase more than amazon away they can't be the only company is thinking about leaving in the small business community that's pretty much the talk get the hell out of seattle it's way too expensive friday city council members rejected a proposal to double the head tax to raise more money for housing they also rejected the mayor's proposal to cut the tax in half other cities have also struggled with taxing employers chicago ditched its head tax several years ago with mayor rahm emanuel calling it a job killer philadelphia has a tax on wages that is the foundation of the city's budget some who've studied it believe it has driven jobs away but now philadelphia is shortlisted for amazon second headquarters and with amazon's future growth headed elsewhere the big fear in seattle is that a head tax could kill jobs at friday city council meeting resident trevor robinson said it could all be true for those who are frayed that this tax would result in losing your jobs your fears.
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"Support for this podcast and the following message come from almond board of california did you know almond farmers are working on irrigation practices and technology to increase water efficiency to minimize waste and grow more crop purge rob grow what you know at almonds dot com slash water the city of seattle faces a big decision today whether or not to go ahead with a seventy five million dollar tax on jobs city council members want the money for affordable housing and to address homelessness but corporations including amazon and even the mayor are warning the city council not to move forward with this tax from member station k u o w in seattle caroline adolf reports a thousand people move to seattle every week many for tech jobs that's driven the cost of housing up and homelessness has exploded seattle has four hundred homeless encampments in the city at any time we have to build a lot more affordable housing and that takes money michael brian is a city council member at commute unity meetings he supported a proposed seventy five million dollar tax on big employers in seattle that's about five hundred dollars per worker per year but more than one hundred company executives signed a letter saying the tax would punish them for creating jobs and what's blown things up here is the threat to jobs while the taxes in play amazon has put the brakes on plans for seven thousand jobs construction workers took that as a threat to their livelihood 's since they're the ones who are building the offices.
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"The same or less money than the eighty million dollars estimated to seismically fixed fill and seal the tunnel breaking it up into four different consists that focus on the park at the south portal and an opportunity at the north portal and then within the tunnel itself it'd be one half public open space in one half on public private space and it would feature a one hundred thousand square foot tiered growing space for vegetables deserves taking a second look the seattle city council had a choice fill the tunnel or gratitude leitch consider the alternatives alternatives to council member who has the tunnel inner district couldn't get work every time i kept running into these damn saying no we're past that now it was going to be too costly no it's not gonna work the castle eventually sealed the fate making the battery tunnel a landfill other bell town no redo the cost and risks associated with doing that did not warranties if that point alternative supporters say you're still light at the end even if we have our back against the wall i think that there is a way to achieve something much better i yet esau told the city council entertaining any alternative other than filling in the tunnel would be costly and with boston jeopardize other city transportation products news komo news your money at twenty and fifty past the hour on komo news your komo propel insurance money update from abc news wall street now the dow jones surged more than six hundred points racing nearly half the ground lost last week and marking the biggest gain since august of two thousand fifteen the sp rose seventy the nasdaq up to twenty seven at the close houston based chain fiesta mart is being acquired by california grocer l super to create what's being billed as one of the largest hispanic focus supermarket companies in the.
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"Degrees a seattle city council committee has given the green light to sugary beverage tax clearing the way for a vote of the full council monday komos charlie harger has the story headline here that diet beverages would now be exempt from the tax committee heard public testimony before the vote including from coca cola plant workers and medical professionals if you vote for this will be harming our industry please please help us get up after you knock down it is more aggressive that so that companies and poison and caused so much suffering in our communities that has more aggressive than using these funds to go back to the community council members wanted herbal voted 'no full voted the council leaves next week charlie harger komo news gentle city council member lisa herbold says they're close to proposing a new income tax for some residents and will likely unveil details next week the goal of full council passage by july tenth 2017 there are a number of issues that are yet to be decided as identified in the resolution the type of income tax threshold above which income tax the rate at which income tax large crowd of people supported idea spoke at a public comment here seattle has been and must continue to be a leader in moving our society towards justice and commit the courts rule anew on the constitutionality of a progressive income tax laws change to reflect the evolving times and needs of our society back in the 1930's the state supreme court ruled that income taxes.