Update on Boulder’s Soda Tax


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According to a local news article, Boulder, Colo. two new council-initiated proposals may become a part of three different proposals set for voters to decide on in November’s ballot.

Back in July, advocates for the soda tax were supported with over the amount of signatures required for the tax to be put on November’s ballot. However, language was debated as to how the tax would be implemented without having a taxpayer bill of rights provision, required to allow the city to raise local government tax.

After working with local City Attorney Tom Carr, a single ballot title was created with implementation guidelines of the tax and legally defensible language to help defend against naysayers of the tax.

The council has recommended placing the tax proposal on the November ballot.

Support for the tax would go to fund programs for healthier foods and physical activity programs in Boulder.

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