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Behind Seattle’s Amazon Tax: Seething Tensions, Livid Neighbors, and Rising Rents

May 15
22:51 2018

Behind Seattle’s Amazon Tax: Seething Tensions, Livid Neighbors, and Rising RentsIt was, as the local public radio station said, the day “Seattle Nice” died. On May 2, the residents of Seattle were hit with a one-two punch. For months, the city council had been debating a new tax on large employers to raise $75 million for new affordable housing and services for the homeless, whose growing population had burst out of shelters and into tents around the city.


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