Group joins fight against tax measures 

Yet another business group came out opposing the slew of tax measures being considered for the November ballot. The week before city supervisors are set to vote on whether to send new tax measures to the ballot, including a tax on commercial rent, the Union Square Business Improvement District made one last ditch effort to persuade supervisors.

The BID cut a $3,000 check to the Economic Recovery SF group which recently launched as a coalition to fight the pending tax measures. The money, which is non-assessment funds, is mean to help educate the public about how these tax measures would cripple businesses in San Francisco, according to the BID. Afterward, the group’s leader, Linda Mjellem, fired off a letter to her members asking them to contact city supervisors and let them know just how they feel about these tax measures.

On top of the commercial rent tax, the Board of Supervisors is considering a property transfer tax that would raise the tax on the sale of residential and commercial prosperities by as much as 33 percent, and a new parking tax increase that would raise rates by 35 percent.

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