Only in Los Angeles (or New York).
The Los Angeles City Council has already declared war on trans-fats and fast-food restaurants and their next target is a nice jucy steak. In a 14-0 vote on Friday, the City Council adopted a resolution urging residents to adopt a personal pledge to have a "meatless Monday."
Thankfully the resolution does force of law and police will not be checking what city workers brought for lunch, the council says they hope it will start a trend, make residents healthier and reduce the impact on the environment (you know--fewer cow farts)
"This follows the `good food' agenda we recently adopted supporting local, sustainable food choices," said Councilwoman Jan Perry, who has called for a ban on new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles to fight obesity.Here's the part I don't understand. If the progressive don't want to legislate against abortion because they claim that a woman should be able to make choices about her own body. Why isn't invasive resolutions such as this, or like NY Mayor "Mommy" Bloomberg's ban of 17 ounce sodas government interference with a woman or man's body.
"We can reduce saturated fats and reduce the risk of heart disease by 19 percent," Perry said. "While this is a symbolic gesture, it is asking people to think about the food choices they make. Eating less meat can reverse some of our nation's most common illnesses."
Councilman Ed Reyes, who joined with Perry in proposing the resolution, said one of his sons has been diagnosed with diabetes.
"The issue is how does a local municipality engage in this and how do we create change," Reyes said. "If we do it one plate at time, one meal, one day, we are ratcheting down the impact on our environment. We start with one day a week and then, who knows, maybe we can change our habits for a lifetime."
That's what progressive government is all about, control of everything.