Berkeley is celebrating a big haul after just one month of the city’s new soda tax.
They knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make Berkeley’s new soda tax any easier to swallow. Among retailers and restaurants, there is confusion about who is supposed to pay new 1 cent per ounce tax on sugary beverages.
San Francisco could become the first city in the country to require warning labels on advertising for soda and other sugary beverages.
Less than three months after Berkeley voters approved a tax on sugary drinks, two ‘dollar’ stores have pulled sodas off store shelves.
The Coca-Cola beverage company alone spent nearly $6 million.
Berkeley’s Measure D Passes Making It First City in U.S. To Tax Soda; San Francisco’s Similar Proposition E Failed
Soda drinkers in Berkeley will soon have to pay an extra cent per ounce to consume their sugary drinks as a majority of voters supported Measure D. It will become the nation’s first tax on soda. Meanwhile, a similar soda-tax measure, Proposition E in San Francisco, failed to pass.
Voters on both sides of the Bay went to the polls Tuesday to decide decide whether they wanted a tax on their Cokes, Pepsis and other sugary soft drinks.
SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Voters in San Francisco and Berkeley will decide Tuesday whether to tax soft drinks like Coke and Pepsi. This week KCBS In Depth cohosts Jane McMillian spoke with San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener, who is a supporter of the soda tax, and Roger Zalazar, representing the American Beverage Association, who opposes it.
The first-of-its-kind study suggests that soda may be aging us, in ways we are not even aware of.
The American Beverage Association has donated another half-million dollars to fight a Berkeley ballot measure that would tax sodas and other sugary drinks.