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Records reveal private talks before repeal of head tax

Aug 17, 2018 - The Seattle Times

A majority didn't secretly convene at any one time, but records show nearly every Seattle City Council member privately discussed an option to repeal the city's controversial head tax in the days before the city set a June 12 public meeting and vote to kill the measure.

Records produced this month by the City Attorney's Office in response to a lawsuit reveal that a conference call followed by a series of one-on-one phone conversations took place between Mayor Jenny Durkan's top deputies an...