Having more police officers on foot patrol citywide might sound great. But did you ever wonder how much it would cost you? About $4.5 million — give or take.
But then again an increase in the hotel tax from 14 percent to 16 percent would drastically offset the cost of those foot patrols with some change leftover. The tax hike would bring in more than $38 million — on the tourists’ dime.
The Controller’s Office recently did a financial breakdown of all the local propositions on the November ballot, detailing which proposals would infuse more money into city coffers and which ones will strip more money from taxpayers.
Proposition AA — the vehicle license fee — would generate more than $5 million annually and believe it or not, the mayor’s sit-lie ordinance would cost taxpayers zilch. Proposition G — which would force collective bargaining for Muni operators — could cost more or less, depending on how those negotiations go, according to the analysis.
And the election itself? That will cost you $3.5 million.