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.
The campaign over San Francisco and Berkeley’s so-called ‘soda-tax measures’ is taking on a David versus Goliath theme with the amounts of money being invested.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee unanimously voted today to recommend a tax on soda and sugary beverages sold in the city for the November ballot.
The Berkeley City Council will vote tonight on whether 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.
There is broad, bipartisan support among California voters for special taxes and warning labels on soda and other sugary beverages, according to a Field Poll Thursday.
A Northern California state senator is introducing a bill to put warning labels on sodas and other sugary drinks sold in the state.
San Francisco supervisors on Tuesday introduced a measure for the November ballot that would impose a 2 cents per ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city.
A new study from researchers at UC San Francisco found that the state could save hundreds of millions of dollars from reduced diabetes cases.
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.