Proposition M — Tax on Keeping Residential Units Vacant

See our November 2022 SF Election Guide for a nonpartisan analysis of measures and contests on the ballot in San Francisco for the election occurring Nov. 8, 2022. Voters will consider the following proposition in that election.

Designed to combat San Francisco’s long-standing housing shortage, an empty homes tax on the November ballot, Proposition M, would apply to multi-unit residential buildings with prolonged vacancies. Voters will decide the fate of the measure that has garnered support and criticism for its exemptions and low tax amount. Read our full analysis of Proposition M by Camellia Burris: “Would Tax on Vacant Homes Be Enough to Push Owners to Lease Empty SF Units?

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