San Francisco Supervisor To Introduce Soda Tax Proposal
During a San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, city supervisor Scott Weiner will introduce a measure to implement a 2 cents-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks. The proposal is estimated to generate $31 million in revenue, which would be used to fund city recreation and nutrition programs. If approved by the board, the measure would appear on the November 2014 ballot.
- "Is San Francisco Primed To Approve a Soda Tax?" (Aliferis, "State of Health," KQED, 10/28).
- "San Francisco Legislator Proposes Soda Tax To Fight Obesity, Diabetes" (Steinmetz, Time, 10/29).
- "San Francisco Supervisor To Propose Soda Tax" ("News Fix," KQED, 10/28).