* “Three Bay Area cities on Tuesday became among the first in the country to levy a tax on sodas and other sugary drinks”: San Francisco, Oakland, and Albany.
* “In San Francisco, Proposition V was winning 62 to 38 percent, with all but two precincts reporting and some provisional ballots outstanding. Oakland’s Measure HH was ahead 62 to 38 percent with 60 percent of precincts reporting, and in Albany, Measure 01 was winning, 71 to 29 percent with 76 percent of precincts reporting.”
Boulder, Colorado also passed a sugary drink tax yesterday.
Expect a flurry of similar measures in the coming years.