Schools tax renewal measure draws Supe support 

Board of Supervisors President David Chiu has introduced a resolution in support of a June 8 ballot measure from the San Francisco Unified School District.

The resolution says that “San Francisco schools are facing massive budget cuts from the state, which recently required SFUSD to issue nearly 900 pink slips to teachers and administrators.”

The measure, which is called the School Facilities Special Tax, would renew for another 20 years a special property tax previously approved by voters in June 1990. The approval imposed a a $32.20 a year tax on non-residential parcels and $16.10 per dwelling unit on multi-family residential parcels. The money would generate about $7 million a year, growing to a possible high of $16 million in the end of its term.

The funds must be used by the San Francisco Unified School District for capital improvements including seismic work, fire and life safety improvements and other maintenance.

The Board of Supervisors will vote on the resolution during its Tuesday meeting, which starts at 2 p.m. at City Hall in Room 250.

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