Members of the City Council will hold a hearing on Wednesday to consider a new and unnecessary 150% bottle tax increase.

Such a massive local tax increase on soft drinks not only means higher costs for the consumer, but lost jobs as well. This tax hike, if passed, could very well result in layoffs at the Canada Dry bottling plant in Baltimore County and its distribution center in Glen Burnie at a time when the local economy desperately needs job creation and can ill-afford needless job destruction. A spokeswoman for Canada Dry recently told the Baltimore Business Journal that increasing the bottle tax from two to five cents would cause an additional 10-percent decline in sales in Baltimore. 

Baltimore residents, contact your representative below and tell them NO NEW TAXES ON BOTTLED SOFT DRINKS!