Businesses unite to fight 'dangerous tax measures'

A business that pays together, stays together. San Francisco’s business community, historically, has not been good about working as one team. But one thing has made this community unite this year and that’s what they call “dangerous tax measures” on the November ballot.

Take Proposition J for example, said Steve Falk, president and CEO for the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce, that measure would increase the hotel tax making it the highest in the nation. That coupled with the proposed increase in the transfer tax has the business community reeling.

“The business community is working together better than it has ever worked together in years,” Falk told a group of merchants Wednesday afternoon. “We tend to be a very fragmented group but when bad things happen business leaders work together,” Falk said. “The November general election gives us the opportunity to make sure our elected leaders at City Hall keep their eye on the ball of economic recovery.”

 

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