No Rest for the Wicked–or the Seattle City Attorney’s Office

September 19, 2017 / Sara Bernard, Seattle Weekly

“The city has prevailed in court on a number of cases this year already. A number remain ongoing. And there are certainly a number more to come. Among the possibilities, Holmes predicts, are lawsuits filed over the city’s tax on sugary beverages; the new law that limits landlords’ ability to screen tenants based on their criminal record; any legislation to arise from Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s draft proposal to create separate rules for Seattleites living out of their cars; and the city’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) as a whole. “They will all be challenged, I’m confident,” Holmes says. “There’s too much money at stake.'”