Good Government Awards: How Ted Egan Fixed the Business Tax

March 21, 2013

SPUR’s 33rd annual Good Government Awards, held March 19, 2013, honored City of San Francisco employees who have performed exceptionally, becoming models for other agencies and cities around the country.

Ted Egan was a key player in the effort to reform the payroll tax system in San Francisco. His work culminated in Proposition E, the fall 2012 ballot measure that created a tiered gross receipts tax. Prop. E’s passage, which ended a decade of attempts to devise a tax structure that supports business growth, is the result of more than six months of outreach and negotiations with businesses of all shapes and sizes by the Controller’s Office. Ted has served as the chief economist for the Controller’s Office for five years and is a trusted voice for good government in San Francisco.

 

Watch our video on Ted’s work: