Avalos agrees to schedule tax breaks bill-- with a catch 

Supervisor John Avalos, who chairs the powerful Budget and Finance Committee, had sparked a battle with Mayor Gavin Newsom when he refused to hold hearings on three tax break proposals that Newsom said would create and retain jobs.

Newsom has repeatedly and publicly called on Avalos to hold the hearings, including during his state of the city address and then again in a statement the day after an Examiner article in which Avalos was quoted saying he would not calendar the items.

On Thursday, Avalos sent a letter to Newsom saying: “I am also happy to schedule your items as soon as the necessary reports are available.”

Avalos expressed concern that the proposals would reduce city revenues by $60 million.

Avalos also criticized Newsom in the letter for the comments he made to the media.

“I know this is a political world, but moving forward, it would be helpful if we could all honor existing administrative and legislative processes,” he said.

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