Mayor Bloomberg confident soda ban will stand; ‘People are dying’
Mayor Bloomberg on soda ruling: we are going to appeal, we believe the judge’s decision was clearly an error and we will prevail on appeal
— Alex Moe (@AlexNBCNews) March 11, 2013
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference this afternoon to defend his soda ban after a New York State Supreme Court justice invalidated it as “arbitrary and capricious.” (The press conference begins around the 23-minute mark on the YouTube video.)
Lives are at stake, after all.
Bloomberg compared the soda ban to a previous ban on lead-containing paint.
Until the appeals process is complete, can restaurants and stores still sell 17 oz. drinks?
The brief press conference is over, but we have a follow-up question for the citizens of New York.