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May 19, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Sawant, Licata call for head tax, higher parking tax to help Metro Transit

Two Seattle City Council members today called for an employee head tax of up to $18 per year, and a boost in the existing parking tax, to help close the budget shortfall at King County Metro Transit. Councilmembers Kshama Sawant and Nick Licata said the taxes would raise about $21 million yearly, and would be used to…

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Comments | More in General news, Traffic & Transit | Topics: King County Metro Transit, Kshama Sawant, Nick Licata

July 22, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Seattle council says spend traffic-ticket money only on safety projects

The Seattle City Council voted unanimously Monday to spend money raised by school-zone traffic-camera tickets exclusively on road- and pedestrian-safety projects near schools. Mayor Mike McGinn has also repeatedly said he wants to invest all those funds–which amounted to $3.3 million after the pilot program’s first six months–into road safety projects near schools. But he wanted…

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Comments | More in Traffic & Transit | Topics: Mayor Mike McGinn, Nick Licata, Seattle City Council

July 25, 2012 at 10:42 PM

Mothers plead Seattle City Council committee for more shelter space

Homeless mothers pleaded for more King County shelter space during a Wednesday Seattle City Council committee meeting at Mary’s Place, a women’s center in downtown Seattle. The center’s director, Mary Hartman, told KING5 news that she knows a mother who slept “last night in a port-a-potty with two children, one and three years…

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Comments | Topics: and Culture Committee, health, homelessness