Richmond City Council to vote on beverage tax

May 15, 2012 10:30:44 AM PDT
The Richmond City Council could take a big step towards taxing sodas and other sugar sweetened drinks.

The council is set to vote tonight on a measure that would let voters decide on a special one cent per ounce tax on sweet drinks.

Supporters say revenues would pay for afterschool programs, new athletic fields, and nutrition and cooking classes in the schools.