Advocates Miss Deadline For Submitting Petition For San Francisco Soda Tax Initiative
Supporters of the measure say they gathered twice the number of signatures needed and will introduce it to the city's Board of Supervisors to try to get it on the November ballot.
San Francisco Soda Tax Proponents Scrambling — Signatures Submitted Day Late
Soda tax proponents in San Francisco said at a City Hall press conference this morning that they had gathered twice the number of signatures needed to place a penny-per-ounce soda tax on the November ballot. Just one problem — the deadline to submit the signatures was yesterday at 5 p.m. “The code is clear, the petition shall be void,” John Arntz, San Francisco’s director of elections, told me. But proponents are undeterred by what they are calling a “technical error.” (Aliferis, 5/12)