Update, 11:15 a.m.: The ban passed. PANIC!*
Here's a statement from Liz Berman of New Yorkers for Beverage Choices.
"The fix was in from the beginning, and the Mayor’s handpicked board followed their orders by passing this discriminatory ban; but it has not passed with the support of New Yorkers. It’s sad that the board wants to limit our choices. We are smart enough to make our own decisions about what to eat and drink.”
Voters will make a big political decision in New York City Thursday, and it's not going to happen at polling places.
The New York City Board of Health will make a ruling on Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces,
So what will you do if 20-ounce sodas become contraband in restaurants today?
It's been a big issue all summer, and we want to know what you think now that the vote has arrived.
Republicans, Democrats, it doesn't matter, today the biggest vote will be on sugary drinks!
Let us know what you think. Vote in our poll below and share your thoughts in the comments.
* Patch does not advocate panic.