Ballot Measure O1 was approved by the voters as part of the November 2016 General Election for a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage General Tax.
The measure approves City of Albany Ordinance 2016-02, and enacts a one cent per ounce general tax, with no expiration date, on the distribution of sugar-sweetened beverages and sweeteners used to sweeten such drinks, but exempting:
- Sweeteners typically used by consumers and distributed to grocery stores;
- Drinks and sweeteners distributed to small retailers;
- Milk products, 100% juice, baby formula, alcohol, or drinks taken for medical reasons.