San Francisco Soda Tax Makes It On Ballot After A Few Bumps In The Road
The measure would levy a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages and create a 16-person advisory panel to help decide what programs should be started or funded to reduce the consumption of said beverages in the city.
San Francisco Voters Will Decide On Soda Tax In November
It was a circuitous route, but a ballot measure was submitted to the San Francisco Department of Elections Tuesday afternoon, and voters in November will decide whether to levy a penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages. The soda tax was supposed to be placed on the ballot last month, following a signature gathering campaign. Proponents were thrilled that they had collected twice the number of signatures needed. Just one problem: they turned those signatures in a day late. (Aliferis, 6/21)