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Seattle mayor vetoes city council’s COVID relief spending bill – KIRO Seattle

“Rent is due today. Federal cash assistance ends today. And today the mayor vetoes COVID relief for small businesses and families. In the midst of an economic contraction that is four times worse than the Great Depression, we can’t afford to take a wait-and-see approach when Seattle families’ health, jobs and housing is on the line. If we wait, what we’ll see is more folks unable to pay rent, more families without food, more businesses closing, and people losing their jobs—and along with it their health care during a global pandemic,” the statement continued. “This creates a cliff and a more costly and longer road to economic recovery. It will be harder and more costly for people to keep their businesses, housing and child care without this COVID relief.”

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