On of CCN's favorite radio shows, Warren Olney's 'Which Way LA?', tackled an interesting debate emerging in the City of Angels -- should the city ban fast food restaurants in areas where childhood obesity has reached "epidemic" proportions? LA City Councilwoman Jan Perry thinks it ought to, and has introduced an ordinance that would ban new fast food establishments in a 32 square-mile region of South LA.
Turns out there is precedent for such a move, as the California City of Calistoga as well as Concord, Massachusetts have pass similar ordinances. This is a fascinating look into a city's role in setting health policy, and whether it's the nanny state or just enough is enough, the LA Business Journal said it best... "It's the biggest Big Mac attack in history."
So has the city that gave the world FatBurger gotten too, well, fat? CCN is also particularly intrigued by the connection of land use and public health drawn by Councilmember Perry.
Listen to Olney's show here on KCRW.com and decide for yourself...