(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The City of St. Joseph
is seeking feedback on a recently drafted smoking ordinance.
The City Council discussed the draft ordinance during a meeting Monday. Now, a series of public hearings will provide an opportunity for the community to weigh in.
According to the City, the ordinance is "moderate in its approach." It was drafted to address clean
air in St. Joseph workplaces and public places.
The City is now seeking feedback from the public, employers and employees who are potentially impacted.
The City will take the information gathered during the hearings and make changes to the draft ordinance if necessary. The ordinance is available on the City's website
Tuesday, January 29, 9 am
Thursday, January 31, 7pm
Thursday, February 7, 3pm
Monday, February 11, 7pm
Friday, February 15, 9am
Wednesday, February 20, 3pm
Monday, February 25, 7pm (City Talk location)
The meetings will be held in the Council Chamber at St. Joseph's City Hall. Comments cards will be available at the meetings, but they can also be submitted through the City's website
Following the meetings, the City Council will decide whether to pursue further action on the ordinance. They could either adopt a local ordinance or put the question before voters.