Times: Seattle mayor suggests soft-drink tax for parks money

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by JIM BRUNNER / The Seattle Times

KREM.com

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 9:45 AM

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn is floating the idea of a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages, including canned soda and fountain drinks, as a way to raise money for Seattle parks.

McGinn announced his proposal at a mayoral forum Thursday night sponsored by the Seattle Parks Foundation.

A 1-cent-per-ounce tax could raise between $21 million and $29 million a year, McGinn said, citing estimates developed for his office in 2011.

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