(NBC) - The city of Boston is looking at options to fight the battle of the bulge, including banning the sale of soda at City Hall and all city-owned buildings. That doesn't mean Bostonians won't be able to drink soda. They just won't be able to buy it at those locations. "There's no talk of a ban of sugar-sweetened beverages in any municipal building," Boston Public Health Comr. Barbara Ferrer said. "It's just a question of what gets sold in our municipal buildings in our vending machines." Not everyone is happy with the proposal. "We don't want government to dictate our lives and decide whether or not we should be purchasing various things," Gene Babon commented. "If soda is legal to purchase, then we should be able to purchase it." "Of course there will be resistance," Ferrer admitted. "Part of our job, before we implement any measure that's going to meet a lot of resistance, it to talk to people." Boston recently received a federal grant for $12 million to take concrete steps to fight obesity.