Zoning against fast food

by Walter Olson on June 22, 2006

Councilman Joel Rivera, who heads the New York City Council health committee, likes that idea on grounds of protecting city residents from their own choices (as opposed to on grounds of protecting neighbors against traffic, litter, etc.) (“Councilman: Limit fast food places to fight fat”, AM New York, Jun. 21; Carl Campanile and Mathew Charles, “Make That Fast Food ‘To Go': Council Big”, New York Post, Jun. 22; KipEsquire, Jun. 22; The Rant Shack, Jun. 22). Similarly, from Ireland: Feb. 17, 2004.

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1 InRussetShadows 06.22.06 at 10:00 pm

This, sadly, is nothing new. Florida cities have been doing for years, especially ritzy places like West Palm Beach. There, they claim it a matter of appearance, but the effect is the same.

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