Supervisors Fail To Override Newsom’s Veto on Alcohol Fee
On Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors failed by one vote to overturn Mayor Gavin Newsom's (D) veto of a measure to place a new fee on alcohol wholesalers and distributors. The revenue would have been used to help offset spending on care associated with alcohol misuse. Supervisor John Avalos, who proposed the fee, said he might put the alcohol fee before voters as a ballot measure next year.
- "Mayor's Booze Fee Veto Stands" (Gordon, "City Insider," San Francisco Chronicle, 10/5).
- "Mayor's Veto of S.F. Alcohol Fee Stands" (AP/Ventura County Star, 10/5).