SFDPH hosts 5 town halls in September - help shape sugary drink tax funding priorities

This week, the San Francisco Department of Public Health is hosting a town hall meeting asking community members to provide input that will shape funding priorities for revenues from the sugary drink distributor tax that will fund community based work. Please join us, help spread the word!

 Mission – Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 5:30- 7:30 pm; Mission High School Cafeteria3750 18th St. Spanish interpretation will be available.

SFDPH will host a total of 5 town halls in September. See below for dates and locations.

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In 2016, the voters supported Proposition V placing a fee on the distribution of sugary drinks and establishing the Sugary Drink Distributor Tax Advisory Committee (SDDTAC). The SDDTAC released its first report and recommendations in March 2018, and the final city budget allocated over $3.5M to DPH for community based grants.  

DPH is now seeking input from populations most impacted by sugary drinks in order to develop funding priorities. DPH started by convening focus groups to learn from the community what their needs, capacity and desires related to healthy eating and active living.  As our next course of action, SFDPH is hosting 5 town halls in September to reflect on the input from those community focus groups; and gather more input to inform funding priorities for the sugary drinks tax.

Town Halls are listed here and this site provides RSVP links as well as survey links (English | Spanish | Chinese) for those who can’t make it in person.

  1. Bayview Hunters Point – Tuesday, September 11, 2018. 6pm – 8pm; Southeast Facilities Commission, 1800 Oakdale Ave

  2. Mission – Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 5:30- 7:30 pm; Mission High School Cafeteria, 3750 18th St.

  3. OMI – Monday, September 17, 2018. 6pm – 8pm; Minnie & Lovie Ward Rec Center, 650 Capitol Ave.

  4. Tenderloin – Wednesday, September 19, 2018; 5:30-7:30 pm; SF Main Library – Latino Room, 100 Larkin St

  5. Western Addition – Thursday, September 20, 2018; 6pm – 8pm; Hamilton Rec Center, Multipurpose room 1, 1900 Geary Blvd


Natasha Dao