Smoking Ban Is Back
The smoking ban was back before the City Council Monday. Mayor Coleen Seng vetoed the City ordinance last week that would have banned smoking in some Lincoln establishments. Monday, the Council called a regular meeting , to try and override Seng's veto, and did just that. Members voted five to two to override the veto. That override means people in Lincoln won't be able to smoke in bars and restaurants where food makes up more than 60 %of sales, unless that establishment provides a well-ventilated smoking room. The new law will take affect in six months. The Mayor reacted to today's decision with a written statement. In it, she states she has great respect for the public process but is disappointed. She says the smoking ban is unfair and will be difficult to enforce.