CAA Flagship wrote:
It's actually pretty funny
When you have virtually zero unemployment
and everybody basically makes $70K or better, usually much better
and housing prices have effectively doubled in the last 36 months
The city council denies the reasons for the tax other than "Homeless issues"
but there's also a little bit of... SLOW DOWN MOTHER ****
Seattle is not booming, it's EXPLODING
and the shortage of available apartments and condos and homes is a major problem
In downtown Redmond 900 sq ft apartment is $2200 and UP
Two bedroom 1200 sq feet $2700 if you're lucky $3200 all day long
It's out of control
So is this the only answer? The best approach?
Nobody seems to know what to do
They raised the property tax 40% last year just to chase some more people away and that didn't work
They've put tolls in the carpool lane - yeah that's not a typo
The boat tax or water entry or whatever they call it "biological impact tax"
as well as a Slip Tax have gone up 300% and 400% respectively in 24 months
Tax tax tax... More taxes hurry
SpaceX moved in around 2015 and purchased some office space and hire 60 people... la-dee-dah
Last month they purchased 90,000 square feet in Redmond and look to hire a few thousand more
The whole things has just gone nuts frankly and over taxing doesn't seem to do anything
and everybody is hiring...