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SJ City Council stymied by cost of housing goals that it agreed to meet

Anti-tax councilmember: “I did.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 13th, 2018

From Cuomo"s vantage point, a rainy day will never come

The mayor and the City Council last week agreed on a budget for the next 12 months that spends a lot of money but puts aside some for when the economy—and tax revenue—goes down. Gov.... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyork2 hr. 52 min. ago

Senior housing development headed for November ballot in Davis

After approving one annexation of agricultural land, Davis voters will get a chance at another in November, but for a different purpose. West Davis Active Adult Community, on 75 acres just outside the city’s western boundary, got City Council approv.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 13th, 2018

Seattle Backpedals On Homeless Housing Tax After Amazon, Starbucks Protest

The Seattle City Council voted 7-2 on Tuesday to repeal a "head tax" on the city's largest companies - less than a month after the legislature approved the tax of $275 per employee for local companies that gross a.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 13th, 2018

Seattle Officially Repeals "Head Tax" Following Raucous Special Meeting

Pictured: Amazon's Seattle headquarters campus. Courtesy: Amazon The Seattle City Council voted 7-2 today to repeal its employee tax on large employers to fund affordable housing and services for .....»»

Category: worldSource: nytJun 12th, 2018

Updated: Seattle Officially Repeals "Head Tax" Following Raucous Special Meeting

Pictured: Amazon's Seattle headquarters campus. Courtesy: Amazon The Seattle City Council voted 7-2 to repeal its employee tax on large employers to fund affordable housing and services for the hom.....»»

Category: worldSource: nytJun 12th, 2018

Seattle Officially Repeal "Head Tax" Following Raucous Special Meeting

Pictured: Amazon's Seattle headquarters campus. Courtesy: Amazon The Seattle City Council voted 7-2 to repeal its employee tax on large employers to fund affordable housing and services for the homeles.....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJun 12th, 2018

Seattle leaders vote to repeal "head tax" weeks after enactment

Seattle's city council, facing stiff opposition from big business, voted on Tuesday to repeal a "head tax" introduced as a way to fight a housing crisis which had hit the city's largest companies, including Amazon.com......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 12th, 2018

Under pressure from Amazon and Starbucks, Seattle City Council meets to consider repeal of head tax

Businesses persuade the City Council to meet Tuesday in an effort to reverse course on the tax on large employers......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 12th, 2018

Seattle Leaders Poised to Scrap "Head Tax" After Business Backlash

Pictured: Amazon's Seattle headquarters campus. Courtesy: Amazon The Seattle City Council is set to consider repealing a "head tax" on large employers aimed at funding affordable housing and services .....»»

Category: personnelSource: nytJun 12th, 2018

"It Makes Zero Sense": After Taxing Soda, Philadelphia Passes "Construction Tax"

What better way to encourage the creation of so-called "affordable" housing than to impose an onerous tax on new construction? While that approach might appear counterproductive, it's exactly how the Philadelphia City Council has ch.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeJun 7th, 2018

San Francisco"s out-of-control housing prices are causing residents to consider leaving the city in droves — here"s where they"re headed

Getty Images/Justin Sullivan A Bay Area Council survey reports that 46% of San Francisco Bay Area residents plan to leave the area soon. San Franciscans cite the Bay Area's high housing costs as the largest reason for wanting to move. Accordi.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 4th, 2018

‘Amazon tax’ could slow Seattle’s construction boom

Seattle’s booming economy has worsened an acute housing shortage. In response, the city council recently passed a new t.....»»

Category: realestateSource: bdcnetworkMay 25th, 2018

The most expensive city in the world may build 100-square foot "tube homes" to alleviate its escalating housing crisis

Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider Hong Kong has one of the worst housing crises in the world, and has been ranked the least affordable city for housing for the last eight years. Hong Kong architect James Law has designed a low-cost solution to th.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 19th, 2018

Greensboro City Council revokes incentives for a half dozen companies totaling almost $1M

The Greensboro City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to revoke almost $1 million in incentives to a half dozen companies, according to the News & Record. The companies either failed to meet criteria to receive approved incentives during the speci.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 16th, 2018

Seattle approves compromise on tax to help homeless after complaints from Amazon, other firms

The city council agreed to impose a lower tax rate on big businesses to fund homeless services than officials had initially proposed. The mayor is expected to sign the measure......»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 15th, 2018

Starbucks slams Seattle"s new big business tax

Starbucks was scathing Tuesday in its criticism of the Seattle City Council, which on Monday unanimously passed a controversial tax on big businesses to help fund affordable housing and fight homelessness......»»

Category: topSource: cnnMay 15th, 2018

Seattle wants housing for the homeless; Amazon, others to pay more tax

Seattle's city council on Monday approved a new tax for the city's biggest companies, including Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O), to combat a housing crisis attributed in part to a local economic boom that has.....»»

Category: topSource: business-standardMay 15th, 2018

Seattle City Council approves head tax to raise $237 million for homeless services and housing

Mayor Jenny Durkan is expected to sign the legislation after brokering a reduced tax with Amazon.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 14th, 2018

City renters paid extra $616 million thanks to Airbnb, Stringer says

The cost of Airbnb to New York renters: $616 million. That's the conclusion of a new report by city Comptroller Scott Stringer that details the home-sharing website's impact on housing affordability... To view the full story, click the title link......»»

Category: blogSource: crainsnewyorkMay 3rd, 2018

Amazon halts Seattle growth, flexing muscles on tax threat

Amazon.com Inc. is playing hardball with its hometown of Seattle as the city council nears a vote on a new tax targeting large employers to address homelessness and housing affordability......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 2nd, 2018