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…More
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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…More
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…More