Saturday, October 27, 2012

Richmond test case for a soda tax ballot measure

The second highlighted paragraph holds a clue to a potential future refreshing tax for Pacifica.

Palo Alto Daily News/Bonnie Eslinger, 10/26/12. "Supervisor says San Mateo County isn't considering a soda tax-- at least, not yet."

Will this tax pass?  I don't think so
New City revenue, how refreshing !
"Although San Mateo County eventually may consider taxing soda and other sugar-sweetened drinks to fight obesity, no such proposal is in the works right now, Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson said Thursday.

Jacobs Gibson made the comments following a 2½-hour meeting in which health officials batted around ideas for encouraging residents to reduce consumption of sugary beverages. 

The meeting included a presentation by Richmond City Council Member Jeff Ritterman, a retired cardiologist who was instrumental in placing a penny-per-ounce soda tax measure on his city's Nov. 6 ballot. 

 Jacobs Gibson told The Daily News after the meeting. The board of supervisors this week approved a ban of carryout bags at stores in unincorporated areas and is counting on 24 Peninsula and South Bay cities to follow suit."  Read article. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh


Anonymous said...

Richmond, is in the East Bay, the last time I checked?

What does this have to do with Pacifica?

Anonymous said...

Kathy, are you turning into Julie Lancelle?

Maybe Richmond can send us some of this soda money?