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City Inside/OutSeattle is a vibrant and complex city, and the Seattle Channel's City Inside/Out with Brian Callanan brings you thoughtful, in-depth reports and discussions about important local issues every week.

Brian Callanan is a 18-year veteran of broadcast journalism -- all in the Pacific Northwest. From 2000-2011, Callanan was a reporter and anchor for Q13 FOX News. Over his career, Callanan has won an Emmy and has earned several other awards from the Society for Professional Journalists and the National Press Photographer's Association. He's the host of the Seattle Channel's award-winning public affairs programs: City Inside/Out and City Inside/Out: Council Edition.

City Inside/Out: Proposed employee tax to fund homeless services
City Inside/Out: Proposed employee tax to fund homeless services

POLL: Do you support a Seattle business tax to combat homelessness?

How should Seattle deal with its homeless crisis? Is a new employee-hours tax to combat homelessness part of the solution? The Seattle City Council rejected a so-called "head tax" during last year's budget negotiations and instead formed a Progressive Revenue Taskforce on Housing and Homelessness to study the issue. The taskforce just wrapped up its work, and the Council will begin considering its recommendations in mid-March. How are the city's employers reacting? Which businesses would pay the tax and how much? What other progressive revenue sources are the taskforce recommending? Where will the money go?

Jonathan Gerig, DESC Donor
Kirsten Harris-Talley, Co-Chair, Progressive Revenue Taskforce on Housing and Homelessness
Daniel Malone, Executive Director, Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC)
Sara Marckx-Russell, DESC Donor
Chris Maykut, Founder, Chaco Canyon Café
Mike O'Brien, Seattle City Council
Jon Scholes, President & CEO, Downtown Seattle Association
Marilyn Strickland, President & CEO, Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce