Editorial Urges ‘No’ Vote on Richmond Soda Tax Initiative
A San Francisco Chronicle editorial argues that residents of Richmond should vote "no" on a November ballot measure to implement a 1-cent per ounce tax on sugar-sweetened drinks. The tax is intended to curb the city's high child obesity rate. According to the editorial, the ballot initiative "is not likely to cause many residents to stop drinking sodas" but instead "might cause them to buy in bulk in neighboring towns" or seek out "other goodies that contribute to obesity." San Francisco Chronicle.
- "Vote No on Richmond Soda Tax" (San Francisco Chronicle, 5/18).