Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter has placed 2 options before the council to raise money: a 10% property tax increase; $0.02 per ounce soda tax. The second option is the same sugary drink tax that fell flat last year. Just like last year, the soda industry has launched another all-out public relations war against it.
The soda industry has made some hefty campaign contributions to council members running for re-election, and Philadelphia City Council is nowhere near a consensus on what -- if anything -- to do. They are running out of time.