The November midterm election is just three days away.
Candidates and advocates — who are fighting for and against ballot measures, are making their last-minute pitches.
On Saturday, KRON4’s Philippe Djegal stopped by Mission Dolores Park, where Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi called for a “Yes” vote on Proposition C.
Prop C would impose additional taxes on San Francisco’s wealthiest corporations to fund services for the homeless community and housing.
A yes vote would provide health and mental services for the homeless population and prevent families on the brink of homelessness from living on the streets.
The San Francisco Controller estimates annual revenues under Prop C at $250 to $300 million beginning next year.
“Do you want to know what the key to helping the homeless is?” Benioff told the crowd of supporters. ” Helping them with their mental health issues or their addiction issues.”
The “Yes on C” campaign says there are about 75,000 homeless people living in San Francisco, that translates to about 12,000 families with children.
Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi said, “This issue of homelessness is not an issue — it is a value. It is an ethic.”
The city controller says the new tax would impact about 300 to 400 companies that already pay about 40-percent of the city’s business taxes.
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