You’re overweight, you can’t have a cheeseburger

L.A. wants to clamp yearlong ban on fast food

In the impoverished neighborhood of South Los Angeles, fast food is the easiest cuisine to find — and that’s a problem for elected officials who see it as an unhealthy source of calories and cholesterol.

The City Council was poised to vote Tuesday on a moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a swath of the city where a proliferation of such eateries goes hand-in-hand with obesity.

“Our communities have an extreme shortage of quality foods,” City Councilman Bernard Parks said.

Apparently the shortage is due to…um…well, they don’t say why there’s a shortage.

A report by the Community Health Councils found 73 percent of South L.A. restaurants were fast food, compared to 42 percent in West Los Angeles.

If the moratorium is passed, Perry wants to lure restaurateurs and grocery retailers to area.

Lure them how? No word on that.

Here is the plan:

1. Ban Fast Food Restaraunts
2. ???
3. Everyone eats healthy!

The California Restaurant Association says

“Sit-down restaurants don’t want to go in. If they did, they’d be there.”

But Californiastan knows better.


  1. Been a while since I lived in LA but… there is some serious money in West LA. My wife’s favorite restaurant in West LA was Ca’Brea – not that I had the funds to eat there often back then. As USC alumni, I can assure you the South LA is a scary place. I used to look around and access the situation before stopping at red lights (the Reginald Denny rule) – forget about eating at sidewalk cafes. Not exactly a prime location for a high-end eatery.

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