Replacing San Francisco’s payroll tax with a gross receipts tax is now up to voters.
On Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors voted 11-0 to send a business tax measure that took about seven months to craft to the November ballot and secure support to improve its chance of passing. Read More
From housing to creating jobs to our parks and playgrounds, I am working with the members of the board to give San Franciscans a real opportunity to shape the future of our city this November. Read More
BART’s long-term budget outlook is already pretty bleak, but if the agency drops its biennial fare increase program, the picture will get even worse.In 2003, the BART board approved a program to hike fare costs every two years based on Consumer Price Index rates. Under the approved program, the CPI increases would expire in 2012. Read More
Consider one conundrum in American politics. Income inequality has been increasing, according to standard statistics. Yet most Americans do not seem very perturbed by it.
Barack Obama may have been elected president after telling Joe the Plumber that he wanted to spread the wealth around. Read More
The minimum wage in San Francisco will increase to $9.79 an hour for San Francisco's lowest paid workers starting Jan. 1, 2011. Of course, that won't make any difference to the 40,000 residents who are still looking for work. Read More