Since it had already passed a preliminary vote last week, it is not surprising that the Philadelphia City Council voted yesterday to impose a 1.5 cents-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the City of Brotherly Love. On a 13 – 4 vote, the council gave Mayor Jim Kenney the victory on a reduced tax of 1.5 cents-per-ounce that is projected to inject $91 million into the city budget in its first year. Kenney originally proposed a tax of 3 cents per ounce, but the council had previously whittled that number in half. The funds raised are supposed to go to fund pre-kindergarten, parks and community schools programs. Philadelphia, the nation’s fifth largest city, however was not the first to enact the drink tax, as the Berkeley 1 cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks became effective last May after voters approved the measure with 75% plurality in November 2014.