Its backers argue that Seattle’s biggest business should contribute to easing a shortage of low-cost housing they helped to create through an over heated realestate market that left many working poor and middle class families unable to afford to live in the city.

Opponents have branded the measure a tax on jobs that would spark an economic backlash. Corporate reaction to the election out come was muted. The business community stands to ready work with the new Seattle the city council the PAC’s director Markham McIntyre said a statement on Friday . How our local government chooses to partner or Create division matters .

On Wednesday before the out come was known, Amazon said that was pleased with the direction of the election and looked forward to working with new city council, which we believe will be considerably more open to constructive dialogue.

Amazon has since not responded to further requests for comment.
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