Friday, February 15, 2013

Neighborhood News: How to Park a Car in West Seattle

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Dances with Taxes: Capitol Hill City Blog says that after being slapped with an obscure, $90,000 "Opportunity to Dance" tax, Capitol Hill's Century Ballroom is fighting for survival the only way they know how: dancing. This week, Cienna also wrote about a bill in Olympia to repeal the tax.

That's One Way to Park a Car: A car has been found on someone's lawn, West Seattle Blog reports. The exact situation that led the car to be outside of its usual paved domain is unclear, but the adjacent shattered fence and muddy tire marks lead some to believe it was driven there by mistake.

Ballard Fred Meyer Hands Out $65,000: Not in cash, says My Ballard. The money was donated to the "Susan G. Komen for the Cure Project" in the form of a tremendously large novelty check. There were also balloons.

Please, Think of the Children: When Seattle's 2013 budget excluded $240,000 in funding for Wellspring Family Services, an organization that provides early learning services for homeless children, Rainier Valley residents were not impressed. So unimpressed, in fact, that they rallied enough public support to have it reinstated in this year's budget. Rainier Valley Post rejoices.

More Taxes, Less Dancing: First Hill's El Mestizo Mexican restaurant is being charged with tax fraud, an alleged $42,063 worth of tax fraud, says Capitol Hill City Blog.


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jseattle 1
Capitol Hill City Blog has a nice ring to it
Posted by jseattle on February 15, 2013 at 3:00 PM · Report this
Posted by tim koch on February 15, 2013 at 3:01 PM · Report this
Dominic Holden 3
@1) Slog typos are legally binding. You'll have to change your name, I'm afraid.
Posted by Dominic Holden on February 15, 2013 at 3:09 PM · Report this
@1) What Dominic says goes.
Posted by Guest Author on February 15, 2013 at 3:35 PM · Report this
threnody 5
My favorite comment on the blog about dance taxes: "Governments should be collecting what they are due - but to go after years of BACK taxes from businesses that thought they were in compliance seems short sighted. If those businesses fail as a result, there goes the revenue stream."
Posted by threnody on February 15, 2013 at 3:42 PM · Report this
Finally, a tax Slog hates
Posted by Reader01 on February 15, 2013 at 3:43 PM · Report this
rob! 7
So has the Susan G. Komen for the Cure juggernaut been sufficiently rehabilitated in the eyes of Slog following their attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, the allegations of pinkwashing, and the availability of pink handguns? (And is the Seattle affiliate still getting a cut of gun sales?)
Posted by rob! on February 15, 2013 at 4:54 PM · Report this
Ziggity 8
Fred Meyer should've given that novelty check to Century Ballroom.
Posted by Ziggity on February 15, 2013 at 5:18 PM · Report this
Fnarf 9
@7, fuck no. Komen Foundation eat shit.
Posted by Fnarf on February 15, 2013 at 5:42 PM · Report this

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