FEATURED on KTVU FOX News: CAST joins SF Mayor London Breed at a phone banking session in support of Prop E
CAST is proud to endorse ballot measure Proposition E Hotel Tax Allocations Initiative Ordinance.
Summary: Proposition E aims to secure arts funding to the Grants for the Arts and the SF Arts Commission. It will allocate a portion of the projected revenue increase of the Hotel Tax to fund development of cultural equity programs for underserved communities, arts programming, and funding for Cultural Districts and Cultural Centers in San Francisco – this November election, 2018.
* For informational purposes only; this is proponent information developed by the campaign coalition San Franciscans for the Arts; no opponent document/information has been developed.
|Supervisor Aaron Peskin||Supervisor Norman Yee|
|Supervisor Katy Tang||Supervisor Malia Cohen|
|Supervisor Rafael Mandelman|
The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in support of this measure and it has earned the endorsement of Mayor London Breed.
Key Highlights of the Measure:
Without raising taxes or taking funding away from other city services, Prop E would use some of the money from the economic boom to reinvest in the fabric of our communities and make the arts more accessible and affordable to ALL San Franciscans.
Prop E will ensure that our children have more access to the arts through programming and accessibility, encouraging their creativity and development.
Prop E will fund cultural equity programs for underserved communities through increasing funds for Cultural Equity Endowment fund, creating funding for Cultural Districts, and increasing funding for Cultural Centers.
The San Francisco Hotel Tax generates roughly $400 million each year, with an 8% base tax and a 6% surcharge tax. This ordinance would subject a portion (1.5%) of the growth of the 8% base tax to specific allocations, and the remaining 6.5% of the 8% base tax would continue to go into the General Fund. For more details/FAQ on the Measure click here. For a current list of endorsers click here.
Current Endorsements & Signatories of Ballot Arguments in Support of Prop E:
|Mayor London Breed||Supervisor Jane Kim|
|Supervisor Katy Tang||Supervisor Norman Yee|
|Supervisor Aaron Peskin||Former State Senator Tom Ammiano|
|State Senator Scott Wiener||The Hotel Council of San Francisco|
|Assemblymember David Chiu||Chamber of Commerce’s Public Policy Committee|
|Assemblymember Phil Ting||The San Francisco Labor Law & Legislative Committee|
|Board of Supervisors President Malia Cohen||Alice B Toklas LGBT Democratic Club|
|Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer||United Educators of San Francisco|
|Supervisor Catherine Stefani||AFT Local 2121|
|Supervisor Vallie Brown||Theatrical Stage Employees Local 16|
A broad coalition of artists and arts organizations have partnered with the City of San Francisco, including the Mayor’s office, on Prop E to restore the historical connection of arts and culture funding from the Hotel Tax.
This coalition includes*:
|Actors’ Equity Association||San Francisco Ballet|
|Alonzo King Lines Ballet||San Francisco Film Society|
|Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center||San Francisco Performances|
|American Conservatory Theater||San Francisco Opera|
|Arts for a Better Bay Area (with community support/feedback)||San Francisco Shakespeare|
|Calle 24 Latino Cultural District||San Francisco Symphony|
|Chinese Cultural Center SF||SFJAZZ|
|Compton’s Transgender Cultural District||SFMOMA|
|Contemporary Jewish Museum||SOMArts Cultural Center|
|Root Division||Theatre Bay Area|
|Japantown Task Force||Yerba Buena Center for the Arts|
*This is a partial list.