Prop. D retail vacancy tax campaign kicks off in North Beach

By Romalyn Schmaltz : hoodline – excerpt

Over 100 small business owners and neighborhood activists joined 10 members of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors at Live Worms art gallery in North Beach Sunday afternoon to kick off the Proposition D campaign.

Slated to be on the March 3, 2020 ballot, Prop. D would impose a tax on commercial properties that remain vacant for more than 182 days in any given tax year. The tax would ramp up from $250 to $1000 per square foot over the first three years, and includes exceptions for nonprofits, businesses affected by disaster, and some other cases. Prop. D will require a two-thirds majority to become law.

North Beach’s District 3 Supervisor Aaron Peskin lauded the rare unanimous support Prop. D has from the SF Board of Supervisors… (more)

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