Ha ha! Seattleites have already collected enough signatures (including two from my household) to have this put on the ballot as a referendum and the city council knows the head tax is going to be voted down in November, so I guess they're trying to save face, and no doubt their jobs. I think this might finally be the tipping point on the homeless problem here. Seattle City Council to consider repealing head tax Seattle City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on legislation that would repeal the city’s recently passed head tax. Seven Seattle council members and Mayor Jenny Durkan released a statement Monday that said: "We heard you." "It is clear that the ordinance will lead to a prolonged, expensive political fight over the next five months that will do nothing to tackle our urgent housing and homelessness crisis," the statement read. "These challenges can only be addressed together as a city, and as importantly, as a state and a region." Council President Bruce Harrell sponsored the legislation to repeal a $275-per-employee tax on businesses grossing more than $20 million in revenue.