Council To Form Progressive Revenue Task Force

Prospective Members Encouraged to Apply by Monday (Dec. 4)

Seattle, WA — On November 20th, Council passed Resolution  31782 establishing a task force to explore potential new progressive revenue sources, including an Employee Hours Tax (EHT).  The task force will be charged with identifying investments to assist people who are homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless in obtaining and retaining stable housing.  The deadline for submissions is 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017.

Interested parties are invited to submit a resume and short letter of interest, and other application information ONLINE, under “Progressive Revenue Task Force on Housing and Homelessness”.  The task force membership will be finalized by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, December 11, 2017.  From the Resolution:

Section 1. By December 11, 2017, the Seattle City Council, with input by the Mayor of Seattle, shall identify individuals to serve as members on an ad hoc task force. The task force shall develop recommendations to the Council that will (a) explore potential new progressive revenue sources, including an Employee Hours Tax (EHT) and (b) identify investments to be paid for using those progressive revenue sources that would assist people who are homeless or at high risk of becoming homeless in obtaining and retaining stable housing.  The task force should include members such as subject matter experts on housing, health care, and homelessness; service providers; civic leaders; labor representatives; individuals who have experienced or are currently experiencing homelessness; business organizations; economic equity experts; community organizations; community coalitions; community leaders; and, small and large business owners.

Task force members will also provide recommendations on one or more dedicated progressive revenue sources and a proposal for investments related to those progressive revenue sources by February 26, 2018.

Contact:
Vinh Tang, Council President Harrell’s Office, 206-684-8804
Dana Robinson Slote, Council Communications, 206-615-0061

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