Amazon led a tax rebellion. A year later, Seattle is gridlocked

Makeshift tent encampments sit under a highway in Seattle. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Chona Kasinge

The wine was flowing as a group of Seattle's business elite gathered at Bar Cotto, an Italian restaurant in the city's trendy Capitol Hill neighborhood, where the menu features an expansive selection of salumi and pizzas topped with truffle oil or Calabrian chili. The topic up for discussion: how to solve the region's intractable homelessness crisis.

The usual ideas came up. Donations to charities. Tax-code tweaks...

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