I'm glad to see the County is still hunting down sales taxes on jet fuel pumped at SFO. The Daily Journal is reporting on the latest ruling here. It notes
The sweetheart deal between United Airlines and the city of Oakland that diverted $10 million in jet fuel sales tax away from San Mateo County was based on the location of a “sham” office that did not actually conduct such business, according to the state Board of Equalization’s Appeals Division.
In 2003, Oakland and United Airlines struck a deal which cut out other counties otherwise entitled to local sales tax revenue from San Francisco International Airport by forming a subsidiary to sell fuel from a single point. In return for only doing business in Oakland, the city gave the airline a 65 percent return of statewide revenue.
This was one of the first municipal injustices I recall getting worked up about over 15 years ago. Go for it SMC!! We put up with a lot of the impacts from SFO--and reap some rewards like my trip last month where I was out the door and THROUGH SECURITY in 17 minutes--but we should see more of the tax dollars.