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Posted inCity, Community

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg donates $85,000 to support Berkeley’s proposed soda tax

Berkeley will vote on Measure D, the so-called Soda Tax, in November. Photo: Vox Efx Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who fought unsuccessfully to establish a cap on the size of soda portions sold in that city, has donated $85,000 to the Yes on Measure D campaign. His contribution – the largest the […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: We trust officials to spend soda tax money wisely

In “Beverage companies donate $800,000 to fight soda tax,” an article published on Berkeleyside on Sept. 22, 2014, I laughed when I read ‘No on D’ spokesperson Roger Salazar’s explanation as to why an unprecedented $800,000 from the Washington, D.C.-based American Beverage Association (ABA) is required to fight a local Berkeley political campaign. His reasoning? […]