San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar has reportedly requested a study from the Budget and Legislative Analyst’s office analyzing the impact of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) on Bay Area residents’ health and health care costs, as well as summarizing what initiatives other U.S. cities have taken to reduce consumption of soft drinks, sweet teas and sports drinks. After the study is completed, the board of supervisors will hold a hearing on the findings. See San Francisco Examiner, September 27, 2013.