Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Lex Anteinternet: Is it smokey in here?

Well, this story just keeps changing.
Lex Anteinternet: Is it smokey in here?: I ran this item last week, at the time that the Casper City Council reinstated a complete ban on smoking in public buildings, following...
The City Council reversed itself, and decided to keep the ban, and thereby to send this question to the voters in the next sixty days or so.

The question presented will actually be the reverse of the one that the petition had sought to present, more or less.  Now a ban is, once again, in place, and the question will be whether or not the voters will remove it.  Or, I wonder, perhaps modify it.

This has certainly seen some odd twists and turns since the Court found that the city acted improperly in regards to the petition. The city reinstated the ban, and then the council voted to repeal the ban.  Now the council has decided to keep the ban (with one commissioner absent from the special meeting).  Some might be critical of these changes in opinion, but I'm not.  After all a deliberative body is supposed to deliberate, and that appears to be what they've been doing.

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