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Big technology names to iron out payroll tax reform

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The invitations are out and the RSVPs are already rolling in from San Francisco tech heavyweights who want to work with city officials to make The City a little friendlier to startup companies.

So far, technology firms and investors such as Yelp!, Twitter, Zynga Inc., salesforce.com, Riverbed Technology, Advent Software, DriverSide, Dorsey & Whitney, Artis Capital Management, and investors Kirk Dizon and Ron Conway have agreed to meet.

Mayor Ed Lee, San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu and Supervisors Mark Farrell and Ross Mirkarimi will be leading the group, which is meant to evaluate how San Francisco’s current tax structure impacts companies’ ability to successfully add jobs in San Francisco.

“The technology advisory council will analyze feasibility and impacts of the current payroll tax structure on emerging, fast growing technology companies and will also advise the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors on other quality of life issues, including housing, transportation, and technology infrastructure in San Francisco,” read a press release.

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