San Francisco Supervisors To Finalize Soda Tax Ballot Measure
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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A ballot measure that would impose a two-cent per ounce tax on soda, sports and energy drinks was scheduled to be finalized Tuesday by the San Francisco of Supervisors.
If the full Board gives the bill the green light, the measure would go before voters in November. The tax needs two-thirds voter approval.
The tax would generate up to $31 million per year, according to estimates.
That revenue would be spent on recreation and nutrition programs for kids, healthy food services, dental health initiatives and public drinking and bottle filling stations.
The American Beverage Association was expected to spend millions to fight the measure, claiming prices will rise at grocery stores restaurants.