Thursday, May 26, 2005

Councilman Nutter, Smokin' (actually, not smokin')

By a 10 to 7 vote margin, Philadelphia's City Council approved amendments that clear the way for a citywide smoking ban in bars and restaurants. Councilman Nutter shepherded the bill through after working on compromise amendments that exempts sidewalk cafes, offers a wavier process to private clubs, and gives bars an extra two years to comply with the law. For others, the smoking ban begins next January (see story).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nutter deserves a lot of credit for perseverence and vision on both the smoking ban and the contract reform bills - Philadelphia is a lot better off as a result...

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