Newsletter: Summer 2009 | Keeping you informed about the Treasurer's Office of San Francisco
From the Office of Treasurer of the City and County of San Francisco

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  The San Francisco Tourism Improvement District ("TID") was recently created by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. The new TID is authorized to charge each hotel in San Francisco an assessment based on its revenue from room rentals. This is passed on to hotel guests in the form of a 1% to 1.5% assessment on the room charge.

The Tourism Improvement District is designed to ensure stable and adequate funding for the San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau, and to fund capital improvements, upgrades and expansion analysis for Moscone Center. The funds will provide convention and meeting customers with the SFTID services, programs and marketing support they need to hold great meetings in San Francisco and maximize delegate attendance. In addition, the TID assessment and accompanying city funds are expected to generate $80 million during the next five years to restore Moscone Center to a state-of-the-art facility and to explore expansion options.

The Treasurer's Office now collects on behalf of thirteen community benefit districts throughout San Francisco, which provide a wide variety of services to the community, from additional street cleaning and graffiti removal to improved marketing.
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small business assistance center The Treasurer's Office is partnering with ACORN and many other community based organizations and financial institutions to host the Bayview Financial Empowerment Fair.

The economic recession is taking a devastating toll on all families and neighborhoods but especially in southeast San Francisco. The purpose of this fair is to connect Bayview families with an array of healthy financial products, educational resources, debt management strategies, and the asset building resources necessary to help families during these challenging times.
The purpose of this fair is to connect Bayview families with an array of resources to help during these challenging times. --Jose Cisneros, San Francisco Treasurer

  Please join Treasurer José Cisneros at the fair on Saturday, October 3rd from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Bayview Opera House.

For more information about the Fair, please contact Dewain Archi, SF ACORN Benefits Director, (415) 587-9080 or email

Brought to you by the Office of the San Francisco Treasurer and Tax Collector  
  Fiscal year 2009-2010 Secured Property Tax Bills mailed in October
Over 200,000 property tax bills will be mailed in October to San Francisco property owners. If you do not receive your bill by November 1, 2009, please call our Taxpayer Assistance Section at (415) 554-4400. The first installment is delinquent after December 10, 2009. Your property tax bill can be paid online through your bank or bill payment service, online through, over the phone at (800) 890-1950, in person at City Hall, Room 140, or via US mail (S.F. Treasurer's Office, P.O. Box 7426, San Francisco, CA 94120-7426).

Tax Certificate for Condominium Conversion
Tax Certificates for condominium conversion are now issued by the Treasurer's Office. State law requires payment of estimated property taxes that are not yet due and payable before a tax certificate can be issued. If you are pursuing a condominium conversion, your estimated property tax amount can be obtained by contacting the Treasurer's Office at (415) 554-4448 or by email at The fee for each tax certificate is $40. Check should be made payable to S.F. Tax Collector. To ensure proper credit, please write the Block and Lot number on your check.

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  In order to provide members of the public greater access to the ATM machine, the ATM in City Hall has been relocated from the Treasurer's Office (Room 140) to the Northwest Rotunda Alcove (Room 175A). The alcove is located in the Rotunda gallery between the North Light Court doors and the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services (Room 160) and is available for use whenever City Hall is open.