On Tuesday the L.A. city council passed a bill that would prevent new fast food restaurants from opening in certain parts of the city for at least one year. Not to be outdone, New York City Council member Eric Gioia is proposing the same thing here. He tells the Sun, "People are literally being poisoned by their diets – LA's idea deserves serious consideration as we look for holistic solutions to a serious problem." Suprisingly, the council's minority leader, Republican James Oddo of Staten Island, is all for it: "I drive around my district and I see people engaging in incredibly unhealthy lifestyles that I know I pay for, to some degree. If there's a way to make them have a healthier lifestyle so I don't pay for it, I would be open to it."
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