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Date: January 8, 2019

They Said It!

Amazon “Getting A Free Ride” In New York According To Seattle City Council Members

“Make sure Amazon is paying its fair share to address those issues”

“Yeah, it’s not the kind of thing you see every day where a local official will make a long trek to warn about the biggest employer in their hometown. So, what you have here are two Seattle Council members warning about people getting squeezed out. They’re warning NY lawmakers about a further affordable housing crunch, be prepared for transit problems, be prepared for homelessness, and make sure Amazon is paying its fair share to address those issues, not just promising jobs and getting a free ride.” (Bloomberg, “Seattle City Council Members Travel To New York To Ensure Amazon Doesn’t Get a Free Ride,” Spencer Soper, 1.7.19)

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