People in San Francisco in the United States voted largely on Tuesday for taxing a big business in the city to help thousands of homeless people, according to official results Wednesday, a tax that sharply shares some employers of the Measures, dubbed Prop C and approved by 60 % of voters in the city, according to their promoters, report $ 250 to $ 300 million to finance homeless assistance, which presents an endemic problem in the city. Nearly 900,000 people, including Twitter, Uber, Airbnb, Salesforce IT cloud group, and Stripe and Skuare startup plaques anja. This aroused bitter quarrels on Twitter and interviews between Salesforce Sales Manager Marc Benioff, a big tax fan, and Twitter Jack Dorsei, also the head of Skuare, versus the new tax, as well as Patrick Collison. , Stripe's leader. This voice "means that homeless people will have the roof and the help they need!", Said Marc Benioff in Twitter on Wednesday. Technology companies, which pay very high salaries to their employees, believe they are responsible for the irregular increase in real estate prices and the cost of living in San Francisco in recent years. The Mayor of London Breed, who proposes his plan to fight poverty, has pointed to his opposition to this measure. Beiond San Francisco, this is its entire region, especially the Silicon Valley that is about fifty miles south and home for Facebook, Apple, Google, etc. which faces an explosion of real estate prices and housing crisis. The technical boom also led to a significant increase in traffic congestion in the south and east of San Francisco. In California, as in other US states, a proposal for a measure that has collected enough signatures from citizens can be put to the voters in voting days, such as Tuesday, the day of mid-term elections. (Belga)
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