San Francisco Voters Approve Tax Ballot Measure To Help Homeless, Tech Billionaire Marc Benioff Wins Big

Marc Benioff, billionaire cofounder of Salesforce, was the top political contributor in San Francisco elections this year. He gave a total of $8.1 million, most of which went to supporting Prop C, a new corporate tax to create a homeless fund.GettyA San Francisco ballot measure addressing homelessness that turned into a national “Battle of the Big-Tech Titans”…

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San Francisco Businesses Are Split on Tax Boost to Fight Homelessness

SAN FRANCISCO—Christin Evans and Gwen Kaplan both run small businesses in neighborhoods they say have become overrun with homeless encampments. Like most San Francisco residents, they agree the problem has grown to an unprecedented scale, with homeless people taking drugs, using the streets as toilets and showing signs of mental breakdown. “Clients…

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In Liberal San Francisco, Tech Leaders Brawl Over Tax Proposal to Aid Homeless

For months, technology companies in San Francisco have fought a local ballot proposition that would impose taxes on corporations to fund initiatives to help the homeless. But last week, that unified front crumbled when Marc Benioff, chief executive of Salesforce, the online software company that is the city’s largest private employer, broke from the pack.…

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