On Wednesday, the Board of Supervisors’ Finance Committee debated the merits of a November ballot measure that would extend S.F.’s controversial 1.5-percent payroll tax to the partnership distributions that go to lawyers, doctors, accountants and other professionals. It would also restore a gross receipts tax on commercial real estate.
The whole flap got continued for a week, but during Wednesday’s hearing three of the supervisors — Aaron Peskin, Chris Daly and Jake McGoldrick — stood firmly behind the proposals. Supervisor Tony Hall seemed solidly behind the business community in opposing them, while Supervisor Sophie Maxwell was noncommittal.
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