King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement regarding the city of Seattle's decision to withdraw its employee hours tax.
I encourage the region to join together now in a unified plan to get people housed and keep them housed.
We can only do this with the collective commitment of the entire community - business and philanthropy, labor and community organizations, government and individuals.
Now is the moment for everyone to commit to doing the thing they do best, to make the most difference, and for us to hold one another accountable.
While I had concerns about this specific revenue source, it is clear that addressing several root causes of homelessness will require more and better focused resources. It is equally certain this crisis demands a region-wide response.
I look forward to reconvening the region and marshaling our considerable material and creative resources to get ahead of this crisis and help even more people find safe, secure housing and the opportunity to live a full, productive life.
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Alex Fryer, Executive Office, 206-477-7966