Kent’s business and occupation (B&O) warehouse square footage tax will double starting in 2019 to bring in about $3 million per year to help pay for parks maintenance and other capital improvement projects. The City Council voted 5-2 on Tuesday night to approve the tax hike, initially proposed by Mayor Suzette Cooke in September. The hike to 6 cents per square foot per quarter from 3 cents will impact about 680 businesses, according to city documents.
The Kent City Council decided to go all in on raising property taxes. Although a formal council vote won’t be taken until it adopts the 2018 budget adjustment on Dec. 12, the council unofficially agreed at its Tuesday meeting to raise property taxes next year by using the city’s full banked property tax capacity of $6.4 million. That would cost the owner of a $300,000 home a jump of about $105 in taxes next year, according to city documents.
Renters could start getting help next year to resolve maintenance problems with landlords as the city of Kent works to start a rental housing inspection program. Matt Gilbert, city planning manager, told the City Council’s Economic and Community Development Committee (ECDC) that staff plans to have an ordinance in front of the group in March. The committee received a draft policy at its Nov. 13 meeting.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".