I have run a small business in Tacoma for almost 40 years. This sitting City Council is the only council in all those years that I would classify as anti-business.
It has, by admission of Councilmen Ryan Mello and Anders Ibsen, been working on a paid leave ordinance for more than two years. The small business community was apprised of the ordinance in November.
There has been a litany of anecdotal testimony before the council by citizens commiserating over the abuses by Fred Meyer, McDonald’s and Wal-Mart while exhorting the council to pass a generous paid leave ordinance. They apparently must think all …