Excerpted from the Pacific Research Institute’s blog
San Francisco has most recently been known more for its quality of life problems and lack of affordability than the home of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.
You would think that city officials would be doing everything they can to lure both tourists and business travelers back to the City by the Bay.
Apparently, San Francisco’s reputation as being the fourth most expensive city in America, having the world’s fifth-worst traffic congestion, and its out-of-control homeless problem were not enough. It now wants to start annoying travelers the moment they land in San Francisco.
San Francisco International Airport recently announced that, starting on Aug. 20, the airport’s shops and restaurants may no longer sell plastic water bottles.
In a troubling display of government officials trying to dictate people’s beverage choices, there is even an “SFO approved water bottle list” on the airport’s website, which lists in painful detail the brands and packaging of water that are approved for sale at the airport.
According to the airport, only “reusable water bottles, recyclable aluminum, glass and certified compostable water bottles can instead be provided or sold” after Aug. 20.
Airport spokesman Doug Yakel told the San Francisco Chronicle that, “we’re the first airport that we’re aware of to implement this change.”
Read the rest of this article at the Pacific Research Institute’s Right By The Bay blog.
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