The San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week agreed to hold a special election on June 2 to allow voters to decide whether to increase taxes to help close an expected gap of $576 million in the general fund for 2009-2010.

Supervisors have proposed a wide range of tax hikes, but they have not yet passed any of them. Mayor Gavin Newsom said he didn’t support asking voters for more money until the city could present a package of budget cuts and tax increases that had the support of a wide range of local business, labor, and political groups.

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