audio by subject health economic development politics
59:07 minutes (54.13 MB)
SODA TAX. Two California cities are proposing taxes on sodas and other sugary beverages. Richmond and El Monte, both cities with large Latino populations, are taking on sodas in an effort to fight diabetes and obesity that plague their communities. Some community members oppose the taxes, saying they will hurt low-income pocketbooks more.
Guests: Rosa Soto, Southern California Regional Director, California Center for Public Health Advocacy, Baldwin Park, CA, www.publichealthadvocacy.org ; Andre Quintero, Mayor of El Monte, El Monte, CA, www.ci.el-monte.ca.us ; Rosa Lara, Resident, community organizer, Community Coalition Against the Beverage Tax, Richmond, CA.