Archive for Thursday, January 19, 2006

Smoking debate to resume March 30

January 19, 2006

The Lansing City Council's debate about a ban on smoking in public places will simmer on the backburner for about two-and-a-half months.

The issue has been penciled in as a topic of discussion at the council's March 30 work session, City Administrator Mike Smith said. The council conducts work sessions to look at issues in more detail than they generally do at a regular meeting. Although the council can give general direction at work sessions, it cannot make any binding decisions except at an official meeting.

Resident Matt Gledhill had asked the council earlier this month to consider a smoking ban in Lansing. Officials with the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association and the Kansas Business Rights Association opposed the plan.

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