The tax has generated about $5 million since its inception in 2015. Numerous community groups that have gotten funding met recently to talk about what they have done with the funds — and to celebrate.
Berkeley’s sugary drink consumption has dropped 21% in the wake of the city’s soda tax, says study.
Officials voted Tuesday night to step up the fight against sugary drinks in Berkeley.
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.
For us in Berkeley, the historic campaign to pass Measure D (the soda tax) ended on Nov. 4, 2014, when over 76% of Berkeley overwhelmingly voted yes. Yet the campaign has not ended for Big Soda. Having spent over $2 million (almost $50 per voter!) during the campaign, Big Soda has embarked on a campaign […]
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. In January, when the tax was implemented, Malaver decided to stop restocking his supply of craft sodas and naturally sweetened […]
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. The soda industry spent $2,445,107 to unsuccessfully battle Measure D in the November election, with most of the funds going to campaign consultants and media companies, according to the campaign statements. […]
Dollar Tree stores in Berkeley have stopped selling soda because of the city’s new tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.
A review of Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism, by Bartow J. Elmore ***** (5 out of 5) Since my fellow citizens and I in Berkeley recently approved a tax on sweetened soft drinks— by a margin of 3-to-1, of course! — despite a multi-million dollar campaign by Big Soda, I thought it might be […]
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. Four Berkeley City Council members who make up a subcommittee focused on Measure D, the sugar-sweetened beverage tax, released the application to the community in late December. […]
The Berkeley schools Board of Education meets tonight (Wednesday, Nov. 19) for a closed session at 6 p.m., followed by its regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. Follow along via the Nov. 19 agenda packet. The board will vote on a recess restriction policy, appoint a new member of the BUSD Personnel Commission, and nominate candidates for the city’s new […]