HUFFINGTON POST
11/12/2010 10:06 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

San Francisco Board Expected To Override Mayor Gavin Newsom's Veto On 'Happy Meal Ban'

The ordinance requires McDonald's and other fast-food servings with toys to meet new nutritional standards.

Newsom had indicated he would veto the law. That veto would be meaningless because the board approved the ordinance 8-3, a veto-proof margin. With eight votes, the board could override the veto.

The new law, which San Francisco officials hope other cities will adopt in battling a child obesity epidemic, was a defeat for McDonald's, which led the fight against the measure.

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