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Legislative Digest: Payroll Expense Tax Exclusion In Central Market Street And Tenderloin Area [SF Gov]

Twitter Tax Break Proposal Officially Announced At City Hall [Appeal]

Twitter Wanted More: “Generous” Tax Break Wasn’t Enough for SF’s Favorite Tech Company [Appeal]

Proposed Tax Cuts For Twitter Raise Questions Of “Corporate Blackmail,” Worker Safety [Appeal]

Editorial: No tax breaks for Twitter [SFBG]

Twitter Touts “Social Responsibility” But Threatens To Leave SF Over Local Taxes [Silicon Valley Watcher]

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee [Forum, KQED]

Burning Man to Mid-Market? Not so fast [SF Biz Times]

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  • Mark Pritchard

    I have no problem with the city giving tax breaks to Twitter. They just arguably helped bring down a dictatorship. I don’t think Burning Man or Carole Shorenstein can make the same claim.

    For lunch, the question is more: where do all the people who work in the Civic Center office buildings eat? The Twitterarchy can walk into the Tenderloin just like they do.

    But Portland models a better, more grassroots solution: food trucks. Allow food trucks to park along Market Street between 8th and 9th on the north side between 10 a.m. and 2;30 p.m. This would draw even more pedestrians to the block, folks from Civic Center especially. By rush hour, they’re gone.

  • Mark Pritchard

    I have no problem with the city giving tax breaks to Twitter. They just arguably helped bring down a dictatorship. I don’t think Burning Man or Carole Shorenstein can make the same claim.

    For lunch, the question is more: where do all the people who work in the Civic Center office buildings eat? The Twitterarchy can walk into the Tenderloin just like they do.

    But Portland models a better, more grassroots solution: food trucks. Allow food trucks to park along Market Street between 8th and 9th on the north side between 10 a.m. and 2;30 p.m. This would draw even more pedestrians to the block, folks from Civic Center especially. By rush hour, they’re gone.

  • Jackson West

    Wait, I moved in to 9th and Howard in December. Where’s my tax break?

  • Jackson West

    Wait, I moved in to 9th and Howard in December. Where’s my tax break?

  • George Kelly

    The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.

  • George Kelly

    The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.

  • Amy Cohen

    Burning Man actually is a for-profit entity who pays the payroll tax and will stand to benefit, like any other business coming to the area – or there now – that has payroll of more than $250,000. Any new payroll added will qualify for the tax break. Also, note that food trucks are at UN Plaza every Thursday (Off the Grid)! And will probably be there more in the near future. . . .

  • Amy Cohen

    Burning Man actually is a for-profit entity who pays the payroll tax and will stand to benefit, like any other business coming to the area – or there now – that has payroll of more than $250,000. Any new payroll added will qualify for the tax break. Also, note that food trucks are at UN Plaza every Thursday (Off the Grid)! And will probably be there more in the near future. . . .