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A '''San Francisco Hotel Tax Increase''' is very likely to be on the {{nov02ca2010}} for voters in {{san francisco}} as an {{ico}}.<ref>[http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2010/07/06/local-ballot-measure-campaigns-reach-finish-line "Local ballot measure campaigns reach the finish line", July 6, 2010]</ref>  Supporters call the measure the '''Hotel Fairness Initiative'''.<ref>[http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/City_Needs_Revenue_But_What_Can_Pass_in_November__8309.html ''BeyondChron'', "City Needs Revenue, But What Can Pass in November?", July 12, 2010]</ref>
 
A '''San Francisco Hotel Tax Increase''' is very likely to be on the {{nov02ca2010}} for voters in {{san francisco}} as an {{ico}}.<ref>[http://www.sfbg.com/politics/2010/07/06/local-ballot-measure-campaigns-reach-finish-line "Local ballot measure campaigns reach the finish line", July 6, 2010]</ref>  Supporters call the measure the '''Hotel Fairness Initiative'''.<ref>[http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/City_Needs_Revenue_But_What_Can_Pass_in_November__8309.html ''BeyondChron'', "City Needs Revenue, But What Can Pass in November?", July 12, 2010]</ref>
  
If voters approve the measure, it will raise the hotel tax in San Francisco by 2%.
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If voters approve the measure, it will raise the hotel tax in San Francisco by 2%. It also closes a loophole in how taxes are assessed when hotel rooms are booked online.  This loophole is said to have cost the city about $70 million from 2000-2010.<ref name=avalos>[http://www.beyondchron.org/news/index.php?itemid=8137 ''BeyondChron'', "Labor, Avalos Launch Hotel Revenue Measure", May 19, 2010]</ref>
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==Supporters==
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The hotel tax increase ballot proposition is supported by a coalition that includes five members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the SF Labor Council, UNITE-HERE Local 2, Young Workers United, Senior Action Network, SEIU 1021 and Coleman Advocates.<ref name=avalos/>
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==Path to the ballot==
 
==Path to the ballot==

Revision as of 07:06, 18 July 2010

A San Francisco Hotel Tax Increase is very likely to be on the November 2, 2010 ballot for voters in San Francisco as an initiated city ordinance.[1] Supporters call the measure the Hotel Fairness Initiative.[2]

If voters approve the measure, it will raise the hotel tax in San Francisco by 2%. It also closes a loophole in how taxes are assessed when hotel rooms are booked online. This loophole is said to have cost the city about $70 million from 2000-2010.[3]

Supporters

The hotel tax increase ballot proposition is supported by a coalition that includes five members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the SF Labor Council, UNITE-HERE Local 2, Young Workers United, Senior Action Network, SEIU 1021 and Coleman Advocates.[3]


Path to the ballot

The hotel tax increase was petitioned onto the ballot with labor union support.

References

  1. "Local ballot measure campaigns reach the finish line", July 6, 2010
  2. BeyondChron, "City Needs Revenue, But What Can Pass in November?", July 12, 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 BeyondChron, "Labor, Avalos Launch Hotel Revenue Measure", May 19, 2010

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