S.F. Officials Announce Plan To Levy Two-Cent Soda Tax
On Saturday, four San Francisco officials announced plans to introduce legislation that would levy a two-cent tax on soft drinks, energy drinks and sports drinks. Money from the tax would be used for public water fountains, healthy food services, dental health programs and recreation and nutrition programs. . The city's Board of Supervisors must approve the measure to place it on the November ballot.
- "Tax on Sweetened Drinks Floated in San Francisco" (Leff, AP/U-T San Diego, 2/1).
- "United Front in S.F.'s War on Sodas, Other Sweet Drinks" (Colliver, San Francisco Chronicle, 2/2).
- "S.F. Soda Tax Plan Raises City's High Cost, Opponents Say" (Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, 2/1).