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Santa Fe council approves soda tax motion to go before voters

Kenneth Mahan
March 09, 2017 07:07 AM

Santa Fe city councilors decided that the proposed 2 cent tax per ounce of soda and coffee treats will go before the voters.

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The standing room only crowd, as the fire marshal had to ask people to wait outside to meet regulations, seems to think the issue is very important. People for and against the tax were both present.

The tax was designed to help support preschool programs.

According to Danila Crespin-Zidovsky, a Policy Analyst for the United Way,  the 2 cent tax per ounce proposal would fund 1,000 slots in the preschool program for families that would otherwise have no access to preschool.

Since the councilors approved the motion for the new tax, a special election will be held to allow the voters to decide on the tax.

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