Alcohol fee considered in San Francisco

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors is considering a fee on the sale of alcohol designed to help cover what the city said is a growing cost of addressing health and criminal justice problems associated with drinking.

The proposed fee is opposed by the California Alliance for Hospitality Jobs, a coalition group that includes restaurant and bar operators, beverage companies such as Diageo, hotels and the California Restaurant Association.

If enacted, the “mitigation fee&r

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