SF, Oakland and Albany to Vote on Soda Taxes

28 min
at 9:30 AM
 (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Voters in San Francisco, Oakland and Albany will decide in November whether or not to impose a one cent per ounce tax on distributors of soda and other sugary beverages. This is the second such tax that San Franciscans will vote on -- the city rejected a two cent soda tax in 2014. Supporters of the taxes say they are an essential tool in the fight against rising diabetes and obesity rates. But opponents say the measures are actually a "grocery tax" that disproportionately targets low-income communities. We'll speak with advocates from each side of the issue.

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Guests:

Malia Cohen , member, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, representing District 10

Joe Arellano, founder and principal, Joe Arellano Communications

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