A group pushing for a smoking ban in Emporia is offering to modify its proposal in the face of criticism.
The proposal from Clean Air Emporia would ban smoking in businesses and other enclosed spaces, and within 20 feet of their entrances. The group has offered to drop a part of the proposal that would revoke the city licenses of businesses caught violating the ordinance three or more times.
The Emporia City Commission had a hearing on the proposal Monday, and more than 50 people spoke. Many, including bar and tavern owners, opposed the idea.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.