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Booze Tax Approved By Supes; Now Gavin Says He'll Axe It

After a little hiccup at last week's Board of Supervisors meeting, the Supes approved the proposed liquor fee at yesterday's reading. Remember this is the one that would tax liquor wholesalers, resulting in slightly more expensive hooch for all of us innocent drinkers. Michael Bauer sounded off on the fee yesterday, basically venting his frustrations about the BOS and, based on all the comments this generated, it's a polarizing issue. But now the proposal will go to Mayor Newsom's desk for final approval and, as several outlets have pointed out, he's not going to let it fly anyway.

SF Supes Will Vote Soon On New Alcohol Fee [~ ESF ~]
SF Board of Supervisors Intent on Killing Our Restaurants [~ ESF ~]
Board of Supervisors pass liquor fee, but fall one vote shy of mayoral veto [ISSF]

Whiskey Thieves. [Photo: Eater SF Flickr Pool/Ariel Dovas]