STATUS OF SAN FRANCISCO’S THREE TAX PROPOSALS
Always tuned into the City’s political happenings, sf.citi gives you the skinny on several San Francisco policy proposals anticipated for the November 2019 election. They include the “CEO Tax,” the “IPO Tax,” and the “TNC Tax.”
It’s been a busy few weeks in City Hall as the San Francisco Board of Supervisors works to finalize the November 2019 ballot while simultaneously preparing to go on legislative recess at the end of July. Luckily, sf.citi has been closely monitoring the many policy changes announced this week and last, all detailed below.
What you will not see on the November 2019 ballot:
Mental Health SF (aka the program that would have been partially funded by the “CEO Tax”) and the Stock-Based Compensation Tax (aka the “IPO Tax”) are out of the running for the November 2019 election. Supervisors Haney and Ronen decided to delay their mental health overhaul after receiving criticism from Mayor Breed and the Department of Public Health. As explained in a previous sf.citi newsletter, the funding measure would have increased the Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) for San Francisco businesses paying their top executives more than 100 times the median San Francisco employee salary. Supervisor Mar’s IPO Tax, meanwhile, was “faulted on efficiency, administrability, and stability grounds,” according to the City Controller’s Office’s Economic Impact Report. The authors of both tax measures plan to use the coming months to work out the kinks of their policy proposals and come back with revised versions for 2020.
What you will see on the November 2019 ballot:
You will see Supervisor Peskin’s Traffic Congestion Mitigation Tax. Proposing a per-ride tax on transportation network companies (TNC), such as Lyft and Uber, the legislation was approved unanimously by the Board of Supervisors and confirmed for the November 2019 ballot.
FIVE WAYS TO VOLUNTEER IN SF THIS SUMMER
Even though school is out, there are lots of ways you can support San Francisco’s young people this summer. sf.citi has outlined five youth-centric summer volunteer opportunities, right here in San Francisco, for you and your company.
After you and your coworkers enjoy some well-deserved vacation, summer in San Francisco is a great time to reconnect with our home City. Though many employees at sf.citi member companies volunteer year-round, we’ve highlighted a few summer volunteer opportunities that you may want to explore. Requiring varying levels of commitment, there is something for everyone on our list.
If you are doing some summer cleaning, consider donating to Larkin Street Youth Services’ clothing closet or participating in Supervisor Vallie Brown’s summer book drive with sf.citi member Facebook. Need some extra help as you prepare for the next half of 2019? You can still sign up to take on an intern through Mayor London Breed’s Opportunities for All initiative. Get the details on how to get involved with each of these initiatives and more in our blog below.
LEARNING ABOUT LOCAL ELECTIONS IN SF POLITICS 101
Have questions about the upcoming November 2019 election in San Francisco? Many of the answers can be found in sf.citi’s SF Politics 101 guide to San Francisco government.
Why were there so many policy shuffles in San Francisco over the past two weeks, you might wonder? The answer lies in the City’s unique election rules and processes. July 30th marks the last regular Board of Supervisors meeting during which the Board may adopt ordinances or declarations of policy to be submitted to the electorate for the November 2019 election.
This gem of knowledge is one of many you will find in sf.citi’s newly released SF Politics 101 guide. “San Francisco Elections” is one of five sections covering the main facets of San Francisco government. In this section alone, you will learn about the difference between a charter amendment and an ordinance, how to file a legislative referendum, the City’s campaign finance laws, and much more! Preview the report below.
DID YOU KNOW?
On July 31st, sf.citi Executive Director Jennifer Stojkovic will be moderating a discussion at Airbnb on procurement opportunities in the tech industry. Register for ELEVATE 2.0: Tech & Procurement on Eventbrite.
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