A spoonful of confusion swirls around Richmond Sugar Tax supporters


Another sign that Measure N is deeply flawed is when our politicians themselves don’t understand what they voted for and then spread misinformation in our community. The Facebook exchange below was forwarded by a resident who had questions about the sugar tax. In it councilmember Jovanka Beckles is convinced that a “Fizzy Lizzy” juice-sweetened soda she’s […]

Richmond Sugar Tax backers secretly change Measure N

It’s bad for democracy when public officials make false statements and even worse when they make secret changes to ballot measures before the public can vote on them. Richmond city councilmember Jeff Ritterman is attempting to do just that, directing city staff to reinterpret the Sugar Tax by claiming infant formula and senior nutritional supplements […]