On Monday, July 13, County Executive Allan Kittleman issued the first veto of his Administration and rejected council bill 17, a bill restricting food and beverages sold in vending machines on county property and imposing mandates on packaged food and beverages served or sold at youth-oriented, county-government programs.
In his piece printed in the Howard County Times, County Executive Kittleman explained “[the bill] does not represent good governance and is an unnecessary intrusion on personal responsibility and freedom. The impact will be minimal at best, but the precedent will create an obligation for government to continue legislating nutritional standards, as they change over time.”
Now it’s your turn. Do you agree with County Executive Kittleman’s decision to veto CB 17?
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