Berkeley’s soda tax generated $116,000 in revenue in its first month of operation, city officials and advocates said Monday.
Around $3.4M spent on Berkeley soda tax campaign
Despite an ad blitz, in which the No on Measure D campaign covered the Ashby BART station with signs – on the floor, on the walls, and next to the ticket machines, the measure to tax sugary drinks passed. Photo: Marian Mabel Despite an ad blitz, in which the No on Measure D campaign covered […]
Dollar Tree pulls soda off shelves after soda tax
Dollar Tree stores in Berkeley have stopped selling soda because of the city’s new tax on sugar-sweetened drinks.
Why Berkeley passed a soda tax while other cities failed
Sara Soka, chair of the Yes on D campaign, talks at a press conference Wednesday morning after Berkeley voted overwhelmingly for a soda tax in Tuesday’s election. On the left is political advisor Larry Tramutola, with Berkeley Councilman Laurie Capitelli and Kad Smith of the Ecology Center on the right. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Sara Soka, chair of the Yes on D […]
Michael Bloomberg has now spent $370K in support of Measure D; other Berkeley election news
A still from one of two Yes on D ads paid for by Michael R. Bloomberg that ran during the World Series. (Watch it below.) A still from one of two Yes on D ads paid for by Michael R. Bloomberg that ran during the World Series. (Watch it below.) Michael R. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York […]
Beverage companies spend $1.675 million to defeat Berkeley soda tax
The No on Measure D campaign on Oct. 8 covered the Ashby BART station with signs — on the floor, on the walls, and next to the ticket machines. BART workers accidentally took down some of the signs Wednesday night, but they will be reinstalled. Photo: Marian Mabel Any traveler who walked into the Ashby […]
Campaign donations reach record levels in Berkeley; beverage companies donate $1.4M to defeat soda tax
Dustan Batton (left) and Josh Daniels (right) argue the merits of Measure D, a proposed tax on sugary beverages, at an election event Oct. 6. Batton is a lobbyist for the No on D campaign, and Daniels is co-chair of the Yes on D campaign. Photo: Mark Coplan The beverage industry in recent days contributed […]
Beverage companies donate $800K to fight soda tax
The political arm of the American Beverage Association donated $500,000 on Sept. 16 to fight a proposed tax on sugary beverages in Berkeley.