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Alcohol Recovery Fee Proponents to Protest at Plumpjack Noe Valley this Afternoon

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Uh oh, appears as if normally quiet Noe Valley will liven up at around 4:30 this afternoon.

People like these would prefer if Mayor Gavin Newsom didn’t veto San Francisco’s proposed Alcohol Recovery Fee

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All the deets:

Advocates Rally at PlumpJack. Tell Mayor Newsom – Do Nothing!
 
Mayor Should Recuse Himself From Decision on New SF Alcohol Cost Recovery Fee

What:             Demonstration and Rally
When:            September 20, 2010   4:30 p.m.             
Where:           PlumpJack Wines, 4011 24th Street at Noe St., in Noe Valley

Who:                        Partial list of participants…
§       American Indian Movement – West§       Asian-American Recovery Services§       Bayview Hunters Point Foundation§       Beacon Center§       Horizons Unlimited of SF§       Latino Commission§       Youth Leadership Institute

Why:            Last week, the SF Board of Supervisors passed the Alcohol Cost Recovery Fee on a 7-3 vote. Mayor Newsom says he will veto the ordinance, and there are not enough votes to override it—we need eight.  San Francisco needs the new fee to recover costs for alcohol-related treatment, prevention, transportation and hospitalization. It’s time for companies who profit from distributing alcohol in San Francisco to pay their fair share of the costs for these services.

Supervisor Alioto-Pier—whose family is in the wine business—declared a conflict of interest and abstained from voting last Tuesday. Now the Mayor should do the same. 

The Mayor has significant financial interests in the alcohol business. His millions of alcohol related investments present a similar conflict of interest as Supervisor Alioto-Pier’s.  His company, Plumpjack Group, owns 12 separate establishments that make, sell or distribute alcohol. His businesses include 2 wineries, 8 bars and restaurants, and 2 wine shops.  Four of these establishments are in San Francisco. He has reported receiving over $200,000 in income per year from alcohol-related business.
 
Please join these prevention and treatment organizations to demonstrate and deliver a strong message that the Mayor should do nothing and allow the Alcohol Cost Recovery Fee to become law.