By Tim Punke and John Murray
The Seattle City Council's stunning reversal on the $275-per-employee jobs tax was a case study in over-reaching and misreading public sentiment. As Seattle moves forward, there will be a lot of Monday-morning quarterbacking and second-guessing, but there are some key lessons in this historic about-face:
* Seattle has tax fatigue
* We need accountability
* We shouldn't take jobs for granted
* Seattle's business community is the envy of the nation
* We need thoughtful regional solutions to homelessness and housing insecurity
Ultimately, it's not just about working together on homelessness, or other pressing issues of the day. It's about our elected leaders leading, seeking common ground, and partnering with both the advocate and business communities...