Tuesday, May 26, 2009

City of Eagle to regulate smoking... maybe

Posted By on Tue, May 26, 2009 at 4:14 PM

fed4/1243376292-nosmoke.jpgEagle's Clean Indoor Air Ordinance, an effort to regulate smoking in the city, was scheduled to be discussed at 6:30 tonight at Eagle City Hall. However, it has been pushed back to June 9th.

Is this a conspiracy to throw off the public? Staffer Jeff Lowe assured me "It's no conspiracy, we pushed it back because not all council members will be present at tonight's meeting."

citydesk hears that Councilman Norm Semanko was not able to attend the hearing tonight, hence the delay.

After a March 24th public hearing, the city council delayed making a decision on the smoking ban. That decision is now delayed again, until June 9th.

The proposed ordinance has rattled some Eagle residents including one who emailed Mayor Bandy saying "I am concerned at the continued loss of liberty in our country at large and in our city in particular."

Mayor Phil Bandy has confirmed that "the ordinance does not prohibit smoking; it limits the location of the activity so as not to negatively impact non-smokers in public places."

You can read the concerned citizen's email to Mayor Bandy and the mayor's response here.

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