It’s simple: we’re asking the ultra-wealthy and big corporations to pay a little bit more to fund vital city services in San Francisco and to help make City College free for San Francisco residents.
By slightly increasing the transfer tax rates on ultra-luxury property over $5 million, Prop W will generate an average of $44 million in new annual revenue for the City.
Stronger services will make for a stronger city. The additional revenue raised through this proposition will also help us strengthen critical city services like programs to build more affordable housing and assist homeless residents.
We can improve our City by investing in infrastructure, sidewalk and road repair and the maintenance of public grounds.
We can fund a program to make City College tuition-free. The priority for revenue from this measure is to fund Free City, a resolution passed by the Board of Supervisors on July 12, 2016, to make City College of San Francisco tuition-free for San Franciscans, like it was before 1984.
We can invest in our City’s future and help close the income gap. By funding Free City, we can help more students continue their education, gain valuable job training skills and obtain good-paying middle class jobs. A recent study found that graduates of City College make, on average, $11,000 more than those with just a high school degree.
Join State Senator Mark Leno, State Assemblymembers Phil Ting and David Chiu, Supervisors Jane Kim, Aaron Peskin, David Campos, London Breed, Scott Wiener, Norman Yee, Malia Cohen, John Avalos, Katy Tang, and Eric Mar, AFT 2121, City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees, SF Board of Education President Matt Haney, SF Board of Education Vice President Shamann Walton, SF Board of Education Members Sandra Lee Fewer, AND MANY MORE in voting YES on Prop W on November 8!