Former District 6 Supervisor Chris Daly showed up during Wednesday’s Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee meeting to slam the proposed payroll tax break written to keep Twitter in San Francisco.
Daly took time off from his duties running his bar, the Buck Tavern, to come to Wednesday’s hearing declaring he is “not afraid to stand up to unbridled corporate power.”
Daly said he opposed the deal from “a budget justice perspective” and also because he said it “is a land grab.” The City is facing a $380 million budget deficit and cuts in the tens of millions in health and other services.
Daly said that the proposal is “a classic land use issue where the Shorenstein properties of the world stand to get even richer as the rents go up.”
He spoke of the threats of gentrification in the area and called on the current members of the board to “stand up again to corporate threats and do the people’s work.”
Meanwhile, it appears the Twitter tax break has enough votes to be approved by the board and go into effect and the tech company says it will stay if the tax break is approved.