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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg recently made headlines with a controversial proposal to limit the size of bottled and fountain drinks to 16-ounces, effectively eliminating “big gulp” size beverages from restaurants and events. Now L.A. Councilman Mitch Englander is getting in on the current “war on soda” with his own proposal.
As reported by Patch.com, Englander this week presented a motion to the Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee of the City Council that would effectively curtail the availability of soda in city-controlled facilities like parks and libraries.
“As a City, we need to lead by example by making soda unavailable in our recreation and library facilities,” reads the actual proposal. “Children cannot be blamed for poor nutritional choices, but as adults, we must limit those choices in City facilities known for children and teenage recreation.”