Oakland

Soda Taxes: Where Does the Money go?

12:30 p.m. | Thursday, October 17, 2019

In 2014, Berkeley passed a first-in-the-nation tax on sugary drinks, and voters in Oakland and San Francisco followed up with similar taxes in their own cities in 2016. But where and how is this revenue being spent, and who’s accountable for doing so? Join us to compare and contrast how much money has been raised and the process for spending the revenue from the soda tax in each city.

+ Ashley Groffenberger / City and County of San Francisco
+ Adam Benson / City of Oakland
+ Rosario Riche / City of Berkeley

Location

SPUR Oakland
1544 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510.827.1900

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Free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

Please check back on October 1 for registration information.

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