Shoppers at a store on the border of Oakland and Berkeley has missed a new tax on sugary beverages by inches.
The Coca-Cola beverage company alone spent nearly $6 million.
A two-cents per ounce sugary beverage tax, commonly called the soda tax, could be put on the November ballot in San Francisco depending on the city’s board of supervisors vote on Tuesday.
The Berkeley City Council has voted unanimously to place a one-cent-per ounce soda tax measure on the November ballot.
A legislative committee has rejected a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to require warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks, effectively killing the legislation.
Health experts addressed San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors this week to say a soda tax would compel changes in behavior in low-income neighborhoods and minority communities.
The number for calories will be getting bigger, and a new category for added sugars will be included on the “Nutrition Facts” labels that appear on most food packages.
A Northern California state senator is introducing a bill to put warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks sold in the state.
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.