NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Bloomberg Administration moved forward Tuesday afternoon with its appeal of a judge’s decision to halt New York City’s ban on super-sized sugary drinks.
“We are moving forward immediately with our appeal,” said corporation counsel Michael Cardozo. “We believe the judge was wrong in rejecting this important public health initiative. We also feel he took an unduly narrow view of the Board of Health’s powers.”
Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the judge’s ruling a “temporary setback.”
Speaking at a Midtown restaurant that is voluntarily adopting the city’s big drink policy, Bloomberg defended the ban.
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“Despite yesterday’s temporary setback, I don’t think there’s any doubt that momentum is moving in our direction,” Bloomberg said. “But while the legal case plays out, the conversation we started about the dangers of the portion sizes of sugary drinks has prompted many people — to take action.”