A second member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has introduced a measure to tax sodas and other sugary beverages, almost identical to a proposal offered by another member last month.
Two San Francisco supervisors are proposing separate ballot measures that would impose a tax on sugary beverages sold in the city.
San Francisco Supervisor Scott Wiener plans to introduce a ballot measure that would put a tax on sugary drinks. Under his proposal, money from the tax would fund health, nutrition and activity programs for the city’s young people.
Sugary drinks are in the spotlight in Sacramento as for the first time a tax on those beverages has made it though a legislative committee.
Richmond voters rejected Measure N, a business license fee that would have required business to pay one penny for every ounce of a sugar-sweetened beverage sold in the city.
Returns from Richmond and from El Monte in Los Angeles County were showing voters rejecting a penny-per-ounce tax on businesses that sell soft drinks and other sugar-sweetened beverages.
Richmond is trying to become the first city in the country to impose a so-called “soda tax.”
A group backed by the beverage industry is spending millions of dollars to defeat a soda tax measure on the Nov. 6 ballot in Richmond.
A group funded by the beverage industry has sued to avoid campaign-disclosure laws as it fights a proposed soda tax in Richmond.
Voters in Richmond next year may be casting their votes on a sugary drink tax meant to help combat the city’s growing obesity rate.