Keep Seattle Livable For All

UPDATE: Seattle City Council Passes Job-Killing Beverage Tax

On June 5th, the Seattle City Council turned its back on small business owners and working families with a job-killing beverage tax that will drive up costs and further increase income inequality in Seattle. After acknowledging that this tax targets low-income and minority communities, city officials rushed ahead with a tax before resolving a number of open questions about how it will be implemented. As a result, Seattle residents who can least afford this tax will be hurt the most. And despite health claims the City Council made to justify this new tax, there’s actually no evidence that similar taxes elsewhere have improved public health. The evidence is clear that these types of taxes only make people’s lives harder and their cities less livable. Keep Seattle Livable continues to discuss next steps with our supporters about options to address their concerns.

 

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A coalition of local small businesses and Seattle residents urging the City Council to consider the damaging effects of such an intrusive beverage tax.

 

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