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Southern California-s car culture popularized drive-in restaurants and gave birth to McDonald-s, Jack-in-the-Box, Taco Bell and Carl-s Jr. Could Los Angeles now become the first American city to limit fast-food establishments? After legislating a crackdown on billboards and enacting restrictions on smoking in city parks, the LA City Council is considering just that. City Councilwoman Jan Perry is proposing an ordinance that would limit the number of fast-food restaurants on three downtown boulevards out of concern that they are jeopardizing the quality of life of low-income families. We hear about nutrition and obesity, jobs and customer convenience, from the Councilwoman and fast-food franchisee Dale Ma.
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Councilwoman Perry's proposal

Producers:
Frances Anderton

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