, Nov 5 (Reuters) – The California city of
Berkeley overwhelmingly approved the first U.S. ballot measure
to tax sugary soft drinks, but while supporters hope it will
unleash similar efforts nationwide, organizers of the measure
said their grassroots effort would not be easy to duplicate.
The success on Tuesday by famously liberal Berkeley follows
a string of failures to tax soda, including in nearby Richmond,
California, in 2012.