The city council voted down the controversial and anti business head tax only four weeks after unanimously approving it.
83 percent of Seattle voters are dissatisfied with how the council has addressed homelessness, 65 percent believe that the local government hasn’t used new tax revenues effectively, and 63 percent believe that the city has enough money to solve the problem but isn’t pursuing the right policies.
Members of Iron Workers Local 86 shouted down Socialist council member Kshama
Sawant at a political rally.
Hyper Liberal Councilmember Mike O’Brien was physically thrown out of an outdoor event at the Pacific Fishermen Shipyard on Friday night. The event was an official after-party of the . O’Brien said he was asked to leave, and as he looked for his wife, “someone from behind grabbed me by the shoulders and proceeded to shove me toward the gate and out the gate,” he said. “I was physically thrown out of this event because of the policies I advocate for.”
O’Brien took the brunt of criticism at a raucous town hall over homelessness last week, and a Change.org letter to O’Brien from neighbors frustrated with homelessness and crime has nearly 2,500 signatures. There’s a “Recall Mike O’Brien” Facebook group, which took this photo of “Visualize Recall” stickers making the rounds in Ballard.
I'd say O'Brien's political career is over.
May this grass roots revolt come to LA and SF as soon as possible. Here in California, it'll be interesting to see how Socialist Gavin Newsome does in the election for governor. If he wins, but it's close, that'll tell a great deal about how the political winds are blowing. If he actually loses, then Katy bar the door, there's a political upheaval in progress.