12:30 PM12:30

Soda Taxes: Where Does the Money Go?

SPUR is organizing a soda tax event in Oakland to compare and contrast how difference Bay Area cities are spending soda tax money. Rosario Riche, from the City of Berkeley’s Finance Department will be on the panel speaking on the revenues generated and funds spent in Berkeley.


Soda Taxes: Where Does the Money Go? 

Where: SPUR's Oakland office: 1544 Broadway Oakland 

When: October 17th at 12:30 pm.


There is a $10 registration fee (online registration starts on October 1. 2019)


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6:30 PM18:30

Hi Five for Soda Taxes! Come hear about how Berkeley's soda tax revenues are being spent.

Berkeley's Soda Tax has raised millions of dollars in revenues and the city has been granting the funds to a diverse array of local organizations working to promote health in our community. The Berkeley Food Policy Council and the City of Berkeley’s Healthy Berkeley Program invite everyone curious about the impacts of the Soda Tax to join us to learn about what local organizations are doing with the funds.

We'll hear from:

  • Jezra Thompson, Supervisor of BUSD Gardening and Cooking Program

  • Julie Sinai, Chief Strategy Officer of Lifelong Medical

  • Giuliana Blasi and Myisha Kemp of the Ecology Center

  • Ajura Smith of Healthy Black Families

  • Tracy Rogers of the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program

  • Joy Moore, founding member of the Berkeley Food Policy Council

  • Dr. Vicki Alexander of Healthy Black Families and Co-Chair of the Yes on D Campaign

  • Dechen Tsering of the City of Berkeley Public Health

  • Carle Brinkman of the Ecology Center and Berkeley Food Policy Council

Date: Monday, February 4, 2019

Time: 6:30 to 8:30pm

Location: YMCA-PG&E Teen Center

2111 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

A short 2 blocks from downtown Berkeley BART

PLEASE RSVP: https://ecologycenter.org/berkeley-food-policy-council/

Refreshments and light fare will be provided.

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6:00 PM18:00

City Council Reviews Healthy Berkeley Funding Allocation for FY2020 and FY2021

The Berkeley City Council meeting on January 22, 2019 will include a review of the SSBPPE Commission’s recommended allocation for the FY2020 and FY2021 funding to distribute for community agencies through a public Request for Proposals (to be released after the Council’s decision).

City Council meetings are open to the public. Please stay tuned and visit the City Council meeting website here in early January 2019 to view the agenda packet and the meeting location details.

We cannot predict when the SSBPPE Council Report item will be reviewed during the evening. Agenda items can be moved around by the Council.

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6:30 PM18:30

SSBPPE Commission Meeting

The Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Product Panel of Experts (SSBPPE) Commission meetings are held on the 3rd Thursdays of every month (except August and December) at the same time and location (unless notified).

The Commission meetings are open to the public. No invitation is necessary.

There is free street parking after 6 P.M. Parking can be challenging due to multiple commission meetings on the same night.

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