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San Francisco’s plan to fix inequality targets CEOs who make 100 times more than employees

San Francisco’s plan to fix inequality targets CEOs who make 100 times more than...

America is riven by enormous income inequality. Should Silicon Valley’s very richest pay to make that better? That’s the question behind an intriguing and politically timely new proposal that San Francisco lawmakers plan to put before voters next spring and that could lead to similar efforts across the country: A second-of-its-kind attempt to tax the…
San Francisco pulls the controversial “IPO tax” because it wasn’t simply an IPO tax

San Francisco pulls the controversial “IPO tax” because it wasn’t simply an IPO tax

San Francisco has pulled a controversial measure to impose a new tax on startups filing to go public, partly because the first draft of the proposal swept too much of the local economy into its dragnet. San Francisco supervisors rushed to put a measure on this November’s ballot that they called an “IPO tax” that…
No More Deals: San Francisco Considers Raising Taxes on Tech

No More Deals: San Francisco Considers Raising Taxes on Tech

The Salesforce tower in San Francisco, a symbol of tech's prominence in the city.JOSH EDELSON/Getty ImagesAt a recent postmortem for the so-called Twitter tax break, the divisive San Francisco policy that drew tech companies to a beleaguered stretch of downtown, the tone at City Hall was chilly. Tech offices—the likes of Twitter, Zendesk, and Uber—had…
‘We all suffer’: why San Francisco techies hate the city they transformed

‘We all suffer’: why San Francisco techies hate the city they transformed

It was a beautiful winter day in San Francisco, and Zoe was grooving to the soundtrack of the roller-skating musical Xanadu as she rode an e-scooter to work. The 29-year-old tech worker had just passed the Uber building when, without warning, a homeless man jumped into the bike lane with his dog, blocking her path.…
San Francisco takes the final steps toward becoming the first U.S. city to ban vaping product sales

San Francisco takes the final steps toward becoming the first U.S. city to ban...

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved an ordinance today that prohibits the sale of e-cigarettes within the city. If signed into law, the new legislation would amend the city’s health code, making it illegal for stores to sell vaping products or for online retailers to ship them to San Francisco addresses, which means it…

San Francisco Becomes First U.S. City to Pass an E-Cigarette Ban

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San Francisco is officially the first US city to ban e-cigarette sales

San Francisco is officially the first US city to ban e-cigarette sales

The passing no doubt causes grief for many e-cigarette companies, but it's a particularly serious blow to Juul, which now faces a ban in its home town just days after it bought a 28-floor office tower. The company is already campaigning for an option on the November ballot to reverse the ban, and has claimed…
San Francisco officials vote to ban the sale of e-cigarettes

San Francisco officials vote to ban the sale of e-cigarettes

San Francisco officials just banned the sale or distribution of e-cigarettes in the city unless they have FDA approval. The ban, which also affects some flavored tobacco products, adds to restrictions that the city put in place on flavored e-cigarettes last year — already considered to be the strictest in the country according to The…
San Francisco set to become first US city to ban e-cigarettes

San Francisco set to become first US city to ban e-cigarettes

A final vote on the measure will take place next week, and it seems likely to pass into law. Dennis Herrera, San Francisco's city attorney, said young people "have almost indiscriminate access to a product that shouldn't even be on the market" as things stand.The ban could have a big impact on Juul, perhaps the…
San Francisco is getting closer to an e-cigarette ban to protect kids, but it may hurt adult smokers who use vaping to quit

San Francisco is getting closer to an e-cigarette ban to protect kids, but it...

San Francisco is getting closer to banning the sale of e-cigarettes in the city in a bid to prevent minors from accessing them—but the new legislation may also hurt adult smokers who are trying to quit. The city’s Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to approve two proposals: legislation that would ban the sale or delivery…

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