Amended Smoking Ban Update

by Xavier Walton, xwalton@k2tv.com

     The amended smoking ban ordinance was the highlight of the April 16th city council meeting.  Coming into the evening there was rumor the ordinance would be tabled, pushing back the process until late May.

     However, that's all it was, in fact the amended smoking ban issue was debated for more than two hours. People for and against the amended smoking ban took the podium three minutes at a time and pleaded their cases to the council.

     At the end of the night council voted 5-4 in favor of passing the amended smoking ban ordinance to it's second public hearing.