San Francisco Supervisors’ Economic Report Cards Released

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce has released a new report on where the city’s Board of Supervisors stands on key business issues.

The Chamber looked at eight measures before the supervisor this year to create what they call the ‘Paycheck and Pink Slips’ scorecard. The highest marks went to David Chiu, Sean Elsbernd, Scott Wiener and Malia Cohen, who each got 88 points.

Senior Vice President of the Chamber Jim Lazarus says the important votes were on Treasure Island and Park Merced, to keep Twitter from leaving San Francisco, and to give business breaks on stock option taxes.

”It would really mean a lot to the city, we believe, economically and in job creation, and in retaining San Francisco businesses in San Francisco,” said Lazarus.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

Chiu was also the most improved, according to the Chamber poll. Chiu said that polls don’t guide his votes, its just that the board works well together.

”We are in a new era, where our board of supervisors is working extremely well together to move the economy forward, and I think that the scorecard reflects that,” said Chiu.

The chamber’s lowest rating went to John Avalos at 57 percent, and second lowest was Ross Mirkarimi at 63 percent.

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