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.
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.
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.