Propositions J and K were companion measures, with one setting aside $150 million for transportation and homeless services, and the other raising the money with a sales tax increase.READ MORE: Vandals Smear Chauvin Defense Witness' Former Santa Rosa Home With Pig's Blood
But when voters rejected the sales tax, they put those services in question. Supervisor Aaron Peskin said to save them now, the board will have to revisit the budget.READ MORE: After a Night of Protest Vandalism, Oakland Businesses Pick Up the Pieces
“The budget was going to be balanced on a tax the voters had not yet approved. The voters of San Francisco rejected that tax. We’re going to have to adjust the budget, and make mid-year budget cuts,” Peskin saidMORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
San Francisco voters were willing to tax themselves – or at least property owners – when it came to funding City College, with a parcel tax and with an increase in the transfer tax for properties worth more than $5 million.