Earlier this month, the Seattle City Council met in committee to discuss the Sweetened Beverage Tax passed two years ago. At issue is how the revenues generated from the tax should be spent. To their credit, city officials are at least being honest about the mess they’ve created. The impetus for the meeting was to discuss a proposal from Council member Mike O’Brien to set … [Read more...] about Seattle’s Troubled Soda Tax: Watch That Siphon
Last Friday, All Home King County released the results of the annual "Point in Time" count of homeless people. Its press release headlined the first decrease in homelessness in the county since 2012. The local media hopped on that headline, as did Mayor Durkan in her weekly "Durkan Digest" email newsletter to constituents. After spending three days going through the report, … [Read more...] about The “Point in Time” homeless count is (mostly) crap.