Farrell’s two-year budget proposal includes $21.1M in soda tax revenue

Mayor Mark Farrell’s budget proposal will include millions of dollars from San Francisco’s soda tax for services to improve the health of low-income communities of color who are most impacted by the sugary beverages.

Farrell is expected on Tuesday to announce the plan to use the anticipated revenue from the one cent per fluid ounce tax on soda that went into effect in January with Supervisor Malia Cohen, who championed the November 2016 soda tax measure...

Said Cohen, “As the sponsor of this law, I am proud to stand with the community and uphold the promise of directing soda tax revenue towards reducing health disparities for people of color and working class people.”

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