Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference yesterday after a court shot down his super-sized soda-pop ban.
Bloomberg vowed to continue his assault on 20 ounce soda-pops.
Bloomberg told reporters he would fight against the court’s ruling.
The Huffington Post reported:
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg responded to a judge’s decision Monday to strike down the city’s restrictions on large, sugary beverages.
He expressed confidence that the judge’s ruling will be overturned on appeal.
Bloomberg’s soda ban initiative was set to take effect on Tuesday.
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley said they will prove in a court of appeals that the city’s board of health did not overreach in its powers when it passed the soda initiative.
“There’s one public health crisis that has grown worse and worse over the years and that’s obesity,” Mayor Bloomberg stressed, after reciting a long list of public health initiatives his administration has passed.
During his three terms as mayor, Bloomberg introduced a ban on trans fats, a ban on smoking in some public places, and required restaurants to post letter grades.
“5,000 people in New York City will die this year of obesity,” he said. “It would be irresponsible for us not to do everything we can to save lives.”
So what’s next for Bloomberg?… Cupcakes? Monster burgers? Banana splits?
Where does it end?