This is a 1/2 percent cent sales tax, with no state takebacks. Though it is a regressive tax, we support it because Daly City urgently needs the money to support local businesses, prevent and address homelessness, maintain paramedic, fire and 911 emergency response and senior services and prepare for natural disasters and public health emergencies. It is supported by senior services advocates, local business owners, and the former fire chief.
It is possible to fully and reliably fund our cities, our emergency and safety-net services and the world where all our communities can thrive. However, instead these resources are lining the pockets of millionaires, billionaires, and big corporations. That’s why we support fair, equitable taxes — for budgets that ensure our children will inherit quality public education and public goods, no matter what they look like or where they come from. Ultimately, we are much more enthusiastic about California’s Proposition 15, which will reclaim $12 billion per year for schools and local community services from the wealthiest corporations.