As the News-Leader reported in its Aug. 2 editions, the One Air Alliance is still talking with the City Council about revising Springfield’s smoking ordinance.
One Air Alliance has not ruled out taking the issue to voters by petition, but hopes to avoid an election — which could cost the city as much as $100,000 — if possible.
One reader of our blog, Paul Austin of Mount Vernon, noted the similarity in language of the previously proposed ordinance (PDF) with an ordinance under consideration in Savannah, GA, and a template from the group Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights.
How much the proposal will change is still under consideration, according to the News-Leader article.
What would you like to see happen? Should the discussion continue, or is the current law acceptable?