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Sawant challenges cancellation of 'Tax Amazon' hearings as legally unsound
Sawant challenges cancellation of 'Tax Amazon' hearings as legally unsound
5/15/202035:57

Councilmember Kshama Sawant (District 3, Central Seattle), chair of the Council's Sustainability and Renters Rights Committee, joins legal experts who question the legality of the cancellation of the City Council's budget committee, which was conducting hearings on the Sawant-Morales Tax Amazon legislation. The legal experts explain why Governor Inslee's Proclamation 20-28, which limits what city councils can legislate on, illegally overreaches his authority, and why Seattle no sound legal justification for canceling hearings on the Tax Amazon legislation. The legislation, co-sponsored by Sawant and Councilmember Tammy Morales, addresses the triple crisis of public health, jobs, and housing affordability driven by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sawant also announces next steps for the Tax Amazon movement.  


Speakers include:
Councilmember Kshama Sawant, City of Seattle

Dmitri Iglitzin, Attorney

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