San Francisco Mayor Vetoes Happy Meal 'Ban'

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom has made good on his earlier promises that he would veto the recently passed kids meal ban (which isn’t actually a ban, but new regulations that would effectively ban most kids meals from being sold in the city as they are currently configured).

Says Mayor McCheese:

Parents, not politicians, should decide what their children eat, especially when it comes to spending their own money… Despite its good intentions, I cannot support this unwise and unprecedented governmental intrusion into parental responsibilities and private choices.

Unless a large number of the city’s Board of Supervisors, who approved the measure by a vote of 8-3, change their mind, it’s likely that Newsom’s veto is all for naught, as the Board has enough votes to override his decision.

His rep says the mayor is hoping the Board will have a change of heart:

He hopes some members will reconsider should it be put up for an override… One of the eight is not entirely comfortable with it and some of them are getting heat as this thing is being mocked around the world.

Mayor vetoes San Francisco ban on Happy Meals with toys [CNN]