08/19/2018

San Francisco passes ban on flavored tobacco; education parcel tax wins

An annual $298 parcel tax to fund higher teacher salaries in San Francisco, a measure aimed at attracting and retaining educators in the high cost-of-living city, passed Tuesday night.

Sponsored by the United Educators of San Francisco union, the measure — Proposition G — will collect an estimated $50 million a year to boost teacher pay, add staffing at high-needs schools and improve technology in the San Francisco Unified School District. The new tax would run for 20 years.

It was among various initiatives on the ballot dealing with city affordability issues, including housing and child care.

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