(Seattle, WA) Seattle City Council voted 9-0 on Resolution 31249 endorsing a “no” position on state initiative 1107 (I-1107) on Monday.

“The legislature made some tough choices on the budget last year.  This is one revenue enhancement that almost everyone agrees was reasonable,” stated Council President Richard Conlin. “Elected leaders must be able to review our tax system and make the tough decisions on how to approach revenue gaps and adjust accordingly.”

(Seattle, WA) Seattle City Council voted 9-0 on Resolution 31249 endorsing a “no” position on state initiative 1107 (I-1107) on Monday.

“The legislature made some tough choices on the budget last year.  This is one revenue enhancement that almost everyone agrees was reasonable,” stated Council President Richard Conlin. “Elected leaders must be able to review our tax system and make the tough decisions on how to approach revenue gaps and adjust accordingly.”

“The initiative would not only harm the state budget, but cost the City budget almost $2 million annually,” said Councilmember and Budget Chair Jean Godden.  “We’re already facing deep cuts and more than half of our budget funds public safety.”

Resolution 31249 states the City Council’s opposition to Washington State Initiative 1107 and urges Seattle voters to vote “no” on Initiative 1107 on the November 2, 2010 General Election ballot. The money raised from the current tax is approximately $100 million per year which funds schools, health care, and essential services for vulnerable seniors and kids.

 

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