Thank God Aurora is finally addressing the issue of sugary drinks.
It’s not like we’re all quarantined in a health crisis or anything.
CITY DESK: Aurora City Council meeting still on, despite declared emergency – Sugary drinks bill on deck – Sentinel Colorado https://t.co/pHee31Yl1t #AuroraCO #COpolitics #CoronavirusColorado #COVID19Colorado pic.twitter.com/8SjcCUETAC
— Sentinel Colorado (@SentinelColo) March 16, 2020
Despite the city’s self-declared state of emergency, council members are prepping to limit face touching, practicing social distancing and hoarding wipes so they can still meet today and tell people what they can say or do.
Specifically, the sugary drink ordinance tells restaurants they can’t just offer to sell the stuff to minors.
Like when you order a burger, restaurant employees can no longer just automatically say would you like
fries with that a Coke, Pepsi, 7-up, Sprite, Mountain Dew, Root Beer, Dr. Pepper, Fanta, RC Cola, sweet tea, orange juice, with that?
The ordinance doesn’t limit the sale, it just outlaws the sales pitch.
For this, council members are willing to risk the health of city workers who are required to attend meetings, and that of any resident who wished to attend the meeting and speak out during the public comment period.
Those are some pretty skewed priorities.