EHT on fast track to repeal: is this really democracy?

The EHT is on fast track for repeal.

How the EHT was passed:

How the EHT is being repealed:

The full public repeal vote wouldn't be for five months, but we're rushing to repeal it now without any plan to replace those affordable housing investments. This is despite the reality that until 2017 we hadn't increased funding for homelessness or housing, even though the cost of living has skyrocketed, driving many people into homelessness.

I'm loath to say things like "this is not democracy", but this is not democracy. It is a a propaganda campaign to push public sentiment so far in one direction that the city council has no choice if they want to be effective at any other problems facing the city. Meanwhile, I've seen no signs that the interests pushing repeal are interesting in anything more useful like fixing Washington's tax system, our land use policies or funding for affordable housing.

Why are we having a vote with no public comment with only 24 hours notice with no plan to fund housing?