Over One Million Californians Sign Petition to Oppose FAST Act Food Tax 

Today, the Save Local Restaurants coalition released the following statement after submitting petition signatures to give voters the opportunity to protect Californians and local business owners from the damaging impacts of AB 257, or the FAST Act:

“The FAST Act would have an enormous impact on Californians, and clearly voters want a say in whether it should stand. The measure would establish an unelected council to control labor policy in the counter-service restaurant industry, cause food prices to increase by as much as 20% during a period of decades-high inflation, and harm thousands of small family-, minority-, and women-owned businesses across the state. Given less than one-third of Californians support AB 257, it is no surprise that over one million Californians have voiced their concerns with the legislation. The Save Local Restaurants coalition is committed to helping ensure this bad law will not go into effect and voters have their voices heard.”