Berkeley Approves Ballot Measure to Impose Tax on Sugary Drink Distributors
Last week, the Berkeley City Council unanimously voted to approve a proposal for the November ballot that would impose a one-cent-per-ounce tax on distributors of sugary drinks. Supporters of the tax argue that such beverages have been linked to childhood obesity and diabetes, while opponents say the tax would do little to address those health concerns. If passed by voters, it would be the first such tax in the U.S.
- "Berkeley City Council Puts Soda Tax on November Ballot" (Siler, Berkeleyside, 7/2).