San Jose to Consider Ban on Sugar Drinks, Whole Milk

San Jose joins about 30 other cities and counties in the Bay Area that have already enacted a similar ban

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    Fresh off passing a ban on Styrofoam, a San Jose city councilman is already talking about another ban.

    Councilman Ash Kalra is poised to introduce a proposal on Wednesday to ban sugary drinks and whole milk at city properties and events.

    It's a move, he says, to promote healthier diets, though critics say government shouldn’t be dictating what people think.

    Kalra first needs to get the proposal approved by the council's agenda- setting committee.

    San Jose Approves Styrofoam Ban

    [BAY] San Jose Approves Styrofoam Ban
    San Jose would joins about 30 other cities and counties in the Bay Area that have already enacted a similar ban. Kris Sanchez reports.

    On Tuesday, the city council voted to ban Styrofoam takeout containers at restaurants.

    The goal of that ban is to help protect the environment and keep styrofoam, a product that takes a long time to degrade, out of local landfills and waterways.

    Groups like the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce oppose the ban, arguing it's too much of a financial stress on small businesses.