08/06/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

LA Bans New Fast Food Outlets In Poor Areas

A law that would bar new fast-food restaurants from opening in South Los Angeles for at least a year sailed through the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday.

The council approved the fast-food moratorium unanimously, despite complaints from representatives of McDonald's, Carl's Jr. and other companies, who said they were being unfairly targeted.

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