Soda Tax Revenue in San Luis Obispo County

California faces a perfect storm: one of the greatest fiscal crises the state has faced since the Great Depression coupled with an unprecedented obesity crises that costs California more than $41 billion annually.  To help address this challenge, Assembly Bill 669 (Monning) would levy a one penny tax per fluid ounce on soda and other sugary drinks, raising an estimated $1.7 billion annually to simultaneously support public schools, improve the health of California’s children, and address the childhood obes ity epidemic. Read More. 

On April 21, 2011, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy released a county-by-county analysis of how much of these new revenues would be returned to communities throughout the state.