San Francisco Examiner – By Joshua Sabatini
At the final meeting before spring recess, the Board of Supervisors approved in an 8-3 vote a resolution supporting Assemblymember Phil Ting’s efforts in Sacramento to pass a bill that would authorize San Francisco to ask voters to tax personal income. Currently, no city in California can.
The resolution was introduced by Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who is working with Ting on the effort, and has said the tax could be The City’s best answer to address income inequality.
Board President London Breed, along with supervisors Jeff Sheehy and Mark Farrell, opposed it. Mayor Ed Lee previously told the San Francisco Examiner he didn’t support the tax.