Oakland Soda Tax News

Scheduled SSB Community Advisory Board Meeting Dates:

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Monday, July 9, 2018 @ 6:30p

NO AUGUST MEETING

Monday, September 10, 2018 @ 6:30p

Monday, October 8, 2018 @ 6:30p

Monday, November 12, 2018 @ 6:30p

Monday, December 10, 2018 @ 6:30p

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OAKLAND'S

 

SODA TAX       

        REVENUE

 

     

 

  $8,443,848.00

 Aug -17 to May 18:

Source: https://oaklandca.nextrequest.com/requests/RT-25194

  PUBLIC MEETINGS   All SSB Advisory Board meetings are open to the public.   WHEN: Regular meeting dates for the SSB Advisory Board  are usually on the second  (2nd) Monday   of each month  in Oakland City Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.  WHERE: Hearing Room 1 (Sgt. Mark Dunkin) on the first (1st) floor of City Hall  Meeting agendas will be posted no later than three (3) days before each regular meeting and ten (10) days before each special meeting.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

All SSB Advisory Board meetings are open to the public. 

WHEN: Regular meeting dates for the SSB Advisory Board  are usually on the second (2nd) Monday of each month in Oakland City Hall from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, unless otherwise noted.

WHERE: Hearing Room 1 (Sgt. Mark Dunkin) on the first (1st) floor of City Hall

Meeting agendas will be posted no later than three (3) days before each regular meeting and ten (10) days before each special meeting.

Residents and community organizations are coming together to ensure this Soda Tax helps build HEALTHY communities through EQUITY in Oakland.

 
 
 
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Stay tuned for the latest news regarding implementation of the soda tax in Oakland

 
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East Bay Express

OP-ED: Big Soda is the New Big Tobacco 6/29/18

Read full article by Shaniece Alexander and Anna Lappé

EAST BAY EXPRESS

Soda Tax Revenue to Pay for Pure Drinking Water Stations at Lead-Contaminated Oakland Schools 4/30/18

Read full article by Darwin BondGraham

 OAKLAND POST   Oakland City Council Seeks to Safeguard Soda Tax Funds 2/16/18     Read full article by Sarah Carpenter

OAKLAND POST

Oakland City Council Seeks to Safeguard Soda Tax Funds 2/16/18

Read full article by Sarah Carpenter

 EAST BAY EXPRESS  Oakland Councilmembers Accuse Mayor Schaaf of 'Bait and Switch' With Soda Tax Revenue 4/28/17     Read the full article by Darwin BondGraham

EAST BAY EXPRESS
Oakland Councilmembers Accuse Mayor Schaaf of 'Bait and Switch' With Soda Tax Revenue 4/28/17

Read the full article by Darwin BondGraham

 SF GATE  Schaaf accused of 'bait and switch' on Oakland soda tax money 4/28/17     Read the full article from SF Gate by Kimberly Veklerov.   

SF GATE
Schaaf accused of 'bait and switch' on Oakland soda tax money 4/28/17

Read the full article from SF Gate by Kimberly Veklerov.  

 EAST BAY EXPRESS  Oakland Has Yet to Spend Soda Tax Funds 12/6/17   Read the full article by Janelle Bitker here .

EAST BAY EXPRESS
Oakland Has Yet to Spend Soda Tax Funds 12/6/17

Read the full article by Janelle Bitker here.

 THE MERCURY NEWS  Soda taxes win in Oakland, San Francisco and Albany 11/8/16   Read the full article by David Debolt

THE MERCURY NEWS
Soda taxes win in Oakland, San Francisco and Albany 11/8/16

Read the full article by David Debolt

 THE VERGE  Four cities just approved new taxes on sugary drinks, striking blows against Big Soda 11/9/16   Read the full story written by Rachel Becker

THE VERGE
Four cities just approved new taxes on sugary drinks, striking blows against Big Soda 11/9/16

Read the full story written by Rachel Becker

 EAST BAY EXPRESS  Big Soda' is Suing Oakland Beverage Tax Measure 9/1/16     Read the full article by Darwin BondGraham     

EAST BAY EXPRESS
Big Soda' is Suing Oakland Beverage Tax Measure 9/1/16

Read the full article by Darwin BondGraham

 

 BERKELEYSIDE  Large study on Berkeley’s soda tax finds significant drop in sugary beverages sales 4/24/17   Read the full article by Kate Darby Rauch

BERKELEYSIDE
Large study on Berkeley’s soda tax finds significant drop in sugary beverages sales 4/24/17

Read the full article by Kate Darby Rauch

 KRON 4  3 Oakland City Council members accuse mayor of shifting funds from soda tax 4/28/17   Read the full story by Bay City News

KRON 4
3 Oakland City Council members accuse mayor of shifting funds from soda tax 4/28/17

Read the full story by Bay City News

 FORBES  In Berkeley, Soda Tax is Doing What It’s Supposed To Do 4/18/17   Read the full article by Bruce Y. Lee

FORBES
In Berkeley, Soda Tax is Doing What It’s Supposed To Do 4/18/17

Read the full article by Bruce Y. Lee

 KPFA 94.1  Oakland Follows Berkeley’s Lead, Introduces a Soda Tax 2017   Listen to the full story here

KPFA 94.1
Oakland Follows Berkeley’s Lead, Introduces a Soda Tax 2017

Listen to the full story here


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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Community Advisory Board

The City of Oakland established a Community Advisory Board to support implementation and accountability of the Soda Tax. Learn more about who is on the Community Advisory Board.

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The Oakland Food Policy Council proposed that the Community Advisory Board more directly connect to work to Department of Race and Equity.

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  INFO WORTH KNOWING   Learn more about why  equity  guides this work for all of us and some quick data about Oakland and the Sugar Beverage industry. This work is of global significance, so we also wanted to share articles we've been reading to stay informed.   Read More →   We are working to serve as a clearinghouse for the latest information. For additional information we hope you visit our partner's websites.   Sugar Freedom Project ,  Oakland Food Policy Council ,  East Oakland Collective ,  and  Roots Community Health Clinic .   

INFO WORTH KNOWING

Learn more about why equity guides this work for all of us and some quick data about Oakland and the Sugar Beverage industry. This work is of global significance, so we also wanted to share articles we've been reading to stay informed.

Read More →

We are working to serve as a clearinghouse for the latest information. For additional information we hope you visit our partner's websites.  Sugar Freedom Project, Oakland Food Policy Council, East Oakland Collective,  and Roots Community Health Clinic.

 

 

HIGHLIGHTED Report

Oakland's Soda Tax and the Sweet Taste of Equity.

This report from the Sugar Freedom Project reflects the priorities and aspirations of residents in deep East Oakland.  The projects aims to work with the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Community Advisory Board in implementing Oakland’s soda tax to serve city residents and neighborhoods most harmed by sugar-sweetened beverages.

 
 
 
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