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Gavin Vetoes Booze Tax, Avalos Threatens Ballot Measure

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As promised, Gavin vetoed the bill that would have put a levy on every gallon of alcohol sold by wholesalers in San Francisco, essentially a “drunk tax” that was meant to offset the city’s costs related to alcohol abuse. Gavin says it’s for legal reasons, not wanting to spend money to defend this one in court, but Supervisor John Avalos now hints he may bring the measure before voters, though it’ll easily be a couple years and another election cycle before he can pull that off. But really, John Avalos? You think in a town like San Francisco you’re going to get voters to approve taxing themselves (indirectly) on the booze they drink? Best of luck. [Chron, Earlier]

Gavin Vetoes Booze Tax, Avalos Threatens Ballot Measure