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Oakland Council Seeks to Safeguard Soda Tax Funds

Council responds to mayor’s attempt to redirect funds for public health to close the city’s budget. The City Council’s Life Enrichment Committee on Tuesday approved...

Council Members, Community Angry at Mayor Schaaf’s Plan to Divert Soda...

  Caption: Authors of the Soda Tax Measure HH were Oakland City Councilmembers Rebecca Kaplan, Desley Brooks and Annie Campbell Washington. In a presentation at this...

Op-Ed: Sugary Drinks are a Social Justice Issue

 By Arnold Perkins One in two African American and Latino children are predicted to get type 2 diabetes in their lifetime (compared to one in...

Op-Ed: Soda Tax Would Hurt Low-Income Families

(Bernie Sanders wrote this guest column in opposition to the sugar tax that was recently passed by Philadelphia’s city council.) I applaud Philadelphia Mayor Jim...

Small Market Owners Oppose Council-Backed “Grocery Tax”

Oakland grocers and small businesses held a press conference this week and submitted an open letter to Oakland City Council members, saying that they...

Op-Ed: Sack the Oakland Grocery Tax

By Kay Kay Amamgbo Over the past few years, the people of Oakland have witnessed a total resurgence of our city. Our community has experienced...

Councilmembers to File Complaint Against the No Oakland Grocery Tax Campaign

Campaign groups opposing a proposed city soda tax may soon be under investigation by local and federal agencies once three Oakland City Council members...

Berkeley Collects First Month of Soda Tax

The City of Berkeley announced this week that it collected $116,000 for the month of March from Measure D, the sugar-sweetened beverage tax that...

Berkeley Passes First Soda Tax in the Nation

After all the ferocious campaigning leading up to Election Day, opponents of Berkeley’s soda tax did not have a chance – 75.12 percent of...

OP-ED: Stem The Tide of Diabetes – Vote Yes On D

By Max Anderson QUESTION: Big Soda is spending millions of dollars to defeat Measure D. What is your personal connection to this issue?   Long before Big Soda...
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