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Artist rendering of the Grand Hall of the new Transbay Transit Center in downtown San Francisco. This will replace the current bus terminal at First and Mission Streets with a multi-model transit center serving eleven transportation systems. (transbaycenter.org)

Phil Matier: San Francisco Developers Renege On Paying Special Tax For Transbay Terminal, Caltrain Extension

The San Francisco Board Of Supervisors are meeting Tuesday to create a special tax district around the Transbay Terminal to cover the cost of its reconstruction including the Caltrain extension. Downtown developers had earlier promised to pay in, they are now lobbying, and threatening a lawsuit claiming the amounts are too excessive due to soaring property values.

09/09/2014

A sign is posted near a row of Kale at the City Hall Victory Garden August 11, 2008 at Civic Center Plaza in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco First California City To Test Urban Farming Tax Break Law For Property Owners

San Francisco will soon become the first city to enact a California law giving owners who turn empty lots into gardens the chance to get a tax break.

09/02/2014

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Hundreds Protest Tech Tax Breaks At Twitter Headquarters In San Francisco

Protesters, including some who dressed up like Cupid, congregated at Twitter headquarters on Wednesday to voice opposition to the tax breaks several tech companies have received.

02/12/2014

Ed Lee

San Francisco’s Mayor Touts Mid-Market Revitalization Ahead Of Twitter IPO

In anticipation of Twitter’s initial public offering this week, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee took a stroll down Market Street on Monday to check out and assess the rapidly changing Mid-Market area.

11/04/2013

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Colorado Commission Offering California Business $3M Tax Credit To Move

The Colorado Economic Development Commission has agreed to offer $3 million in tax credits to persuade a California biomass company to move to Colorado.

04/12/2013

San Francisco Market Square building at 1355 Market St. (Shorenstein Realty Services, L.P.)

Twitter Putting Finishing Touches On New SF Market St. Offices

The official move-in date isn’t happening for another roughly one month, but the final touches are being put on Twitter’s new headquarters on San Francisco’s Market Street.

05/11/2012

Barack Obama lifts a solar panel with Chief Executive Officer Chris Gronet (R) as Executive Vice President, Operations and Engineering Ben Bierman looks on during a tour of Solyndra, Inc., a solar panel manufacturing facility, May 26, 2010 in Fremont.  (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Solyndra Received State Tax Break Last Year

The Department of Energy is not the only government agency that invested heavily in Solyndra, the Fremont-based solar manufacturing company that recently filed for bankruptcy.

09/20/2011

California State Capitol in Sacramento (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California Oversight Committee Finds Tax Breaks Are Costing Billions

The Senate Office of Oversight and Outcomes looked at 10 tax breaks enacted by the State Legislature and found they’ve been costing the state $6.3 billion over the past decade.

09/10/2011

San Jose City Council Approves Netflix Deal

The company will be expanding its DVD division at a new facility in North San Jose.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–08/24/2011

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Zendesk Takes Mayor Lee Up On His Tax Break Offer

San Francisco’s Mayor has signed a tax break for start ups to go public into law and now one tech company is taking him up on his offer.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/04/2011

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