Oakland Soda Tax News

Your place to stay informed, connected, and join Oakland's community efforts to make the most of our Soda Tax. 

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The Community Advisory Board will begin making its first funding recommendations to city council on March 12, 2018! Now is the time to advocate for soda tax money to be responsibly re-invested in the communities that need it the most!

COME OUT on March 12th and ask the board to fund THE SUGAR FREEDOM PROJECT. Can't make it out but want your voice heard? Check out click here to download a TEMPLATE letter of support!

Forward your letter to info@oaklandfood.org to submit. 


Public Meetings

The Community Advisory Board's next regularly scheduled public meeting is Monday March 12th.

  • 6:30 PM  
  • 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

Learn more about the Community Advisory Board by viewing past agendas, minutes, and learning about upcoming meetings. Attend a meeting to learn the latest and voice your opinion.

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What's Been Collected

As of December 31, 2017 $4.73 million has been collected by the City of Oakland from the Soda Tax. Money was proposed to go in the General Fund, but community advocacy ensured that the funds would directly support building healthy communities, by benefiting neighborhoods the most impacted.



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.

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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.



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

The Sugar Freedom Project is bringing together East Oakland residents to talk about the Soda Tax. Want to join in on the conversation?



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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