Seattle Metro Chamber President & CEO Marilyn Strickland released the following statement after Mayor Jenny Durkan and members of the Seattle City Council announced a meeting to consider repealing the tax on jobs.
“The announcement from Mayor Durkan and the City Council is the breath of fresh air Seattle needs. Repealing the tax on jobs gives our region the chance to address homelessness in a productive, focused, and unified way.
"From day one, the Seattle Metro Chamber has been clear that a tax on jobs is not the way to address the regional homelessness crisis. Our business community is ready to work on solutions—from employment, to technological innovation, to housing. We look forward to collaborating with federal and state government and the region to help address issues that affect housing stability.”