In an attempt to reduce the amount of obese residents living in South Los Angeles, a proposed law banning the opening of any new fast food restaurant has flown through the city council yesterday.
“I believe this is a victory for the people of South and southeast Los Angeles, for them to have greater food options,” said Councilwoman Jan Perry.
Obviously the law would have huge implications for business people, and has already resulted in anguished cries of unfair targeting by reps from McDonalds.
The city is already home to an above average number of obese residents, and also has a significant number of fast food outlets.
The Mayor still has to sign the law into existence, but if and when this happens, it will allow the city up to a year to try to attract better healthier restaurants.
“Our communities have an extreme shortage of quality foods,” City Councilman Bernard Parks said.