BERKELEY, Calif. (KGO) --On Thursday, a group of civic and community leaders kicked off their campaign to put a soda tax on the ballot in Oakland this November.
A rally got underway at city hall around 10:30 a.m.
Neighboring Berkeley already imposes an added tax every time you buy a sugar sweetened beverage like a soda or juice.
Now Oakland would like to do the same.
This tax would raise money for wellness programs in the community and in local schools.
Proposed tax would be 1 cent per ounce on sugary beverages, same as Berkeley. pic.twitter.com/n8yGWuqG2T— Laura Anthony (@LauraAnthony7) April 7, 2016
Reporter Laura Anthony will have the latest on this campaign starting at 4 p.m. on ABC7 News.