More Counties, Cities Mulling Soda Tax Ballot Measures
Officials in at least six California cities and counties are considering or planning soda tax ballot measures. This month, voters in Richmond rejected a ballot measure that would have imposed a penny-per-ounce tax on certain beverages. Jeff Ritterman -- a Richmond city council member and sponsor of the Richmond soda tax measure -- insists there is momentum for such taxes and said the goal is to put such measures on 14 city ballots by 2014 to limit the beverage industry's resources.
- "More Soda Tax Measures May Be Coming" (Jones, San Francisco Chronicle, 11/29).