Proposition D, to Tax Owners of Vacant Storefronts, On Ballot Next Week
by SF Usual Suspects
Feb 25, 2020

KQED and the Wall Street Journal give rundowns on Proposition D, a measure to tax vacant storefronts as an incentive for property owners to find business tenants. If a storefront stands vacant for more than 182 days, the property owners would have to pay $250 per linear foot of ground-floor retail space. The next year, the tax would go up to $500 and, the following year, it would hit $1,000 annually. It has the support of Mayor London Breed as well as all members of the Board of Supervisors. It is opposed by the San Francisco Republican Party. The measure needs 2/3rds of the vote to pass.