American Beverage Association Pours Money Into Local Soda Tax Fight
Altogether, the "No on O1" campaign to defeat the ballot measure in Albany has so far spent $76,000, or about $4 per resident.
The Mercury News:
Albany Election Sees Soda Industry Run Up Big Tab
The Albany soda tax is one of three similar measures on Bay Area ballots this November — San Francisco and Oakland have also proposed such a tax. All three are modeled on one passed in Berkeley in 2014. Albany’s tax would charge distributors at one cent per fluid ounce and includes an exemption for distributors serving businesses with less than $100,000 in gross receipts per year. All three raise taxes on distributors, rather than the actual sale of sweetened beverages, and all send the money rasied to the general fund. (Esper, 10/12)