(WTOP) Several members of the D.C. Council have come out in favor of restricting the sizes of sugary sodas sold in the District – a ban similar to one in New York City.
At a recent debate between candidates for the at-large council seats, current Councilmembers Michael Brown and Vincent Orange said without hesitation they would vote to ban the sale of large drinks.
That news was music to Councilmember Mary Cheh’s ears.
“I’m very excited by that,” said Cheh (D-Ward 3), who fell one vote short of passing a tax on sodas and other sugary drinks.
Cheh authored the Healthy Schools Act and says she thinks the New York City ban is a good idea she’d like to bring to the nation’s capital.
“If I could get the votes to do it I would certainly try to put that in place,” Cheh tells WTOP.
“I would consider legislation to do that, I would like to see that done,” she added.
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