Court revives suit alleging council broke law over head tax

SEATTLE (AP) — An open government activist’s lawsuit accusing the Seattle City Council of breaking Washington state’s open-public-meetings law in its abrupt repeal of a 2018 tax on large businesses has been revived. The Seattle Times reports an appeals court on Tuesday revived the suit by throwing out a King County judge’s ruling dismissing the case. The matter now must go back to King County Superior Court for “further proceedings.” Tuesday’s ruling agreed with activist Arthur West’s argument that a King County judge last year wrongly dismissed his lawsuit before trial last year because of a lack of evidence.