One year ban on new fast-food restaurants in South L.A.

A proposal to ban the openings of any new fast food outlets from has won unanimous support from a Los Angeles City Council committee.  If approved by the Council and Mayor the law would prevent any fast-food chains from opening new restaurants within a 32-square-mile area of South Los Angeles. 

With the highest concentration of fast-food restaurants in the USA, and soaring levels of obesity and diabetes, city planners are offering tax breaks, electricity discounts and expedited planning reviews to encourage grocers and traditional restaurants to set up shop. … a clear message that pervasive junk food is out and healthy food is in.

 

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