Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said the City Council's proposal to tax businesses, in its current form, does not meet her "requirements."
Durkan has the power to veto the hotly-debated "head tax," though she has not said whether she would do so.
The tax would charge Seattle's largest companies $500 per employee to fund solutions to the city's housing crisis. It's estimated to raise $75 million per year.
In a statement, she indicated she wants changes to the current legislation. She raised questions about the size of the tax and how long it should last.