But those positions were rejected on Thursday by the board, which voted 8 to 0, with one abstention, to approve the measure. (The board has 11 members, all appointed by Mr. Bloomberg. One was absent from Thursday’s hearing and another retired from the board this summer and has not yet been replaced.)
Health Board Approves Bloombergs Soda Ban

Hmm...all of them appointed by Bloomberg...is anyone really surprised that this passed? When an idiot appoints other idiots the results are not really that surprising that idiotic legislation gets passed.