The 14 percent hotel tax is expected to net millions of dollars a year for the city of San Francisco.
The operators of the home rental service website, Airbnb, have agreed to pay San Francisco’s 14-percent hotel tax.
Measure C, which asked Sunnyvale voters to approve four city ordinances related to gun safety and the controls on ammunition sales, passed with more than 66 percent of the vote.
Concerned about losing out on local hotel taxes, city leaders in Palo Alto have asked San Francisco’s Airbnb to notify members of the vacation rental service to read the fine print.
San Mateo voters are set to decide the fate of three proposals that would tax services related to San Francisco International Airport. Some call it a tourism tax.
The city’s largest source of business revenue would have suffered if voters had agreed to raise the hotel tax, said the head of the San Francisco’s leading tourism industry group.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KCBS)- San Francisco Supervisors are considering whether to put a host of new taxes on the November ballot for voter approval.