The Philadelphia, PA, City Council passed a 1.5-cent-per-ounce sweetened beverage tax in a 13-4 vote. – Legislative
The Philadelphia, PA, City Council approved the City’s budget, which included $15 million in bike and pedestrian funding. – Legislative
Philadelphia, PA, adopted nutrition standards for vending machines on city owned and leased property. – Executive Order
Philadelphia became the largest and second city to tax soda and other sweetened drinks. Following two unsuccessful attempts to pass a sugary drink tax, the City Council passed the 1.5 cents per ounce tax after Mayor Jim Kenney proposed the measure to fund community and education initiatives.