The Public Health Institute and University of North Carolina study shows tax is doing "exactly what it is intended to do" says its lead author.
Voters in Albany and Oakland will decide if they will join Berkeley by enacting a penny-per-ounce tax on distributors of sugar-sweetened beverages.
Berkeley's sugary drink consumption has dropped 21% in the wake of the city's soda tax, says study.
BUSD's beleaguered cooking and gardening program will see a welcome injection of funds from the soda tax.
A new Berkeley "panel of experts" charged with allocating money collected from the city's new soda tax met for the first time Tuesday night.
Berkeley's soda tax generated $116,000 in revenue in its first month of operation, city officials and advocates said Monday.
In the past few days Berkeleyside has published several opinion pieces worth highlighting.
As the co-owner of the San Francisco-based Waterloo Beverages company, Camilo Malaver enjoyed doing business in Berkeley. But he did not want anything to do with Berkeley after voters adopted a soda tax in November.
The tally is in: the campaign surrounding Measure D, the one cent per ounce tax on sugary beverages, cost $3,374,155, according to recently filed campaign statements.
Dollar Tree stores in Berkeley have stopped selling soda because of the city's new tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.
The city of Berkeley has put out a call for experts interested in joining a new advisory panel to set spending priorities for “soda tax” dollars approved by voters in November.
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