City-County Council OKs smoking ban:


Indianapolis City-Council approved the proposed smoke ban that will expand the “No Smoking” zones to include bars, bowling alleys, restaurants and hotels… and include e-cigarettes.

If signed by Mayor Greg Ballard, the ordinance would extend a smoking ban to bars, bowling alleys, restaurants and hotel rooms in Marion County.

“We’ve talked and we’ve listened. We’ve studied and we’ve compromised. Now, we’ve taken action to protect our residents and workers and make our city more attractive to business and tourists,” Council President Maggie Lewis in a news release Monday night.

Local bar 30302 East Washington, renamed The Catalina Bars, owner Joe Wilson fought hard against the ban.  He feels it will be harmful to his business since most patrons to his bar go there to smoke and socialize.  He says he would be behind it if it included the cities of South Port, Speedway, Laurence or Beach Groove.


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