Mayor Breed Using Soda Tax Money To Support San Francisco Food Programs During COVID-19 CrisisMayor London Breed revealed Friday that San Francisco has been using $1.65 million from the city's soda tax revenue to help individuals and families who are struggling to buy food after suffering financial setbacks due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
San Francisco Soda Tax Money Used For More Drinking Water Stations At Schools, ParksMore stations for providing tap water will be installed throughout San Francisco parks and schools in an effort to deter children from drinking soda and other sugary drinks.
CA Lawmakers Delay Vote On Proposed Soda Tax, Big Soda Cup Ban Until 2020Efforts to tax sugary drinks and limit how much soda can be sold in a single cup have stalled in the California Legislature.
California Lawmakers Pass Ban On Local Soda TaxesSoda taxes may stop popping up in California and elsewhere, thanks to a new push by the beverage industry to fight such measures.
Oakland Plan To Divert Soda Tax To Fill Budget Shortfall Has Residents UpsetMayor Schaaf says Oakland is facing a $32 million budget shortfall and wants to fill the gap by diverting $6 million of soda tax.
Bay Area Voters Pass Soda Tax PropositionsVoters in the San Francisco Bay Area overwhelmingly approved a trio of measures Tuesday to tax soda and other sugary drinks, giving possible momentum to a national movement to crack down on sweetened beverages.
Bay Area Measures To Tax Sodas Hold Healthy LeadPartial returns show three ballot measures to tax soda and other sugary drinks are leading in the San Francisco Bay Area.
After $42 Million Spent, Bay Area Voters Take Up Soda Tax MeasuresThe measures in San Francisco, Oakland and Albany would levy a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks, including energy, sweetened tea and sports drinks.
Michael Bloomberg Bankrolls San Francisco, Oakland Soda Tax CampaignsMichael Bloomberg has contributed millions to garner support for soda taxes in San Francisco and Oakland this election cycle.
New Industry Study Shows Soda Tax May Not Raise Price Of SodaA new, industry-funded study on Berkeley’s soda tax says it may be having unintended consequences.
Sanders Demands Removal From Anti-Soda Tax AdsSenator Bernie Sanders has sent an angry letter to a beverage industry group, demanding his image be removed from Bay Area television ads opposing a soda tax measure on the November ballot in both San Francisco and Oakland.
World Health Organization Pushing For 20-50% Tax On Soda, Sugary DrinksThe World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for a tax of 20% to 50% on all sugar-sweetened drinks to reduce obesity, diabetes and tooth decay.
Soda Tax Battle Bubbles Up In Bay AreaThe national fight over sugary soda is bubbling up in the Bay Area, where voters in November will consider a tax on the drinks.
City Officials Show Support For Soda-Tax MeasureOfficials from several Bay Area cities on Friday joined forces to show their support of a November ballot measures that would tax sugary beverages.
Berkeley ‘Soda Tax’ Leading To Reduced Sugary Drink Consumption, Study FindsPeople in Berkeley cutting down on sugary drinks since the so-called “soda tax” went into effect, according to a new study.