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Measure N:Business License TaxOne cent per one ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages
Would impose an additional business license tax measured by the amount of sugar-sweetened drinks served, provided or traded by businesses in the city. The tax would be one cent per ounce of sugar-sweetened drinks.
what your vote means
A YES vote on this measure means: An additional Business License Tax would be enacted on all establishments selling sugar-sweetened beverages.
A NO vote on this measure means: The tax will not be adopted.
It is estimated by the City's Finance Department that the measure will raise an additional $3 million in Business License Tax revenues per year for the City.
No change from status quo.
Over half of Richmond children are overweight or obese, and at serious risk of diabetes and heart disease. Sugary drinks are the main culprit, leading to weight gain and chronic illness, Each year, the average Richmond kid consumes 40 pounds of sugar from sugary drinks. By supporting Measure N, the Richmond community can take control of our children's well-being.
A new tax that takes additional millions of hard earned dollars from individuals and businesses without restrictions of how the money is used is not the answer to obesity. Richmond needs to focus on improving schools; protecting our streets; and creating jobs instead of trying to balance its budget on the backs of its citizens. Don't be misled: Vote "NO" on Measure N.
|3||Unitemized Contributions of Less than $100||$2,838|
|1||AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION (STRATEGIC ADVOCACY FUND)||$1,972,454|
|2||AMERICAN BEVERAGE ASSOCIATION||$444,346|
|3||CINEMARK, USA, INC.||$106,996|
|4||BLACK AMERICAN POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF CONTRA COSTA COUNTY||$4,578|
|5||PEPSI-COLA NORTH AMERICA||$2,500|