Dozens spoke in favor of a city income tax proposal at an evening hearing of a City Council committee on June 14. Four spoke against.
The proposal, as written, would levy a 2 percent tax on income over $250,000 for a single person, and $500,000 for people filing jointly. The city expects the tax to impact 5 percent of people living in Seattle, and to raise $125 million in 2019.
The Trump Proof Seattle coalition initially presented the idea. Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council supported it, particularly Councilmember Lisa Herbold.