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Councilmember Dunn Issues Statement After Rent Freeze Legislation is Voted Down

Summary

King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn issued the following statement Tuesday after the Council’s Committee of the Whole voted 5-4 to reject legislation asking for rent and mortgage payments to be halted during the COVID-19 economic shutdown:

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“The Council made the right decision today in voting down the ‘free rent’ legislation. Forcing Landlords and property owners to provide their services without compensation would not only be an absolute violation of basic American rights, but stopping rent payments would also have a devastating domino effect on our struggling economy. This was apparent to my colleagues who voted against this legislation today, and I appreciate their thoughtful consideration.”

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