The City Council will vote Tuesday night on a plan to merge the Community Health Commission with the Soda Tax Commission.
Opinion: The tax on sugary beverages has been instrumental in educating the community about beverage alternatives
The soda tax has generated $5 million. It has been invested into programs serving those traditionally targeted by soda beverage companies.
Opinion: Don’t lower the taxes on recreational marijuana. Use the funds for health education
The City Council seems inclined to lower taxes on recreational cannabis, even though nearby cities have the same tax. Keeping it at 10% will discourage teenage use.
Op-ed: Lessons from the war on tobacco: How to beat Big Soda
Remember when people could smoke in restaurants, on airplanes, and at work? This changed, thanks to tireless efforts by health advocates like me. In 1988, California voters passed an excise tax on the tobacco industry which raised prices, reduced consumption, and funded programs that successfully advocated for clean indoor air laws in cities across the […]