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San Francisco to offer ballot measure that would tax soft drinks

A picture taken on September 8, 2011 in

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A picture taken on September 8, 2011 in Paris shows cans of various sodas.

In the future, buying your favorite soda may cost you a little more in San Francisco than anywhere else in the state.

The city's Board of Supervisors are putting together a ballot measure that would tax sodas and other sugary drinks. But the city isn't the first to attack fizzy drinks.

This fall, a soda ban proposal for public facilities in San Jose failed to move out of the city's committee. Here in Southern California, voters in Richmond and El Monte rejected proposed soda taxes last year.

Heather Knight is a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle who has written about the city's planned ballot measure. She joins the show with more. 


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