Two different ordinances are on the table for councilmen tonight. One would prohibit smoking in all public places and businesses within the city limits, including all vehicles belonging to the city. Bars would be excluded. The second ordinance would prohibit smoking in all public places, no exceptions.
"This isn't an issue of whether or not people should smoke, its a health issue," said Councilman Sonny Vickers. "If people don't smoke, they shouldn't have to breath smoke from other people while they're in a public place."
The issue must be discussed twice before it can be passed. Citizens can voice concerns at a public hearing on December 18th.