[Vision2020] Proposed smoking ban ordinance

bear at moscow.com bear at moscow.com
Fri Jun 19 18:33:35 PDT 2009


Glad you jumped in on this one! Not being a bar/club owner, I don't have
the facts at hand about  business loss, but I agree with you 100% about
RESPONSIBILITY upon reaching age 21!  I see this as another form of Big
Brother legislation!

And I had no idea that the concerned citizen that brought up this "vital
need" to the community was such a fan of NAFTA, which he must be having
his manufacturing done down in Mexico!

And as to Farmers Market, with all the grills and stoves putting out all
that "bad smoke" maybe we should limit the foods served to cold foods? 
Plus we have a glut of grills and smokers pervasive  throughout the city
that should be regulated too! Why should I have to put up with second hand
barbecue smoke?  It is believed that the air quality in the event area is
associated with the cooking material used and the activities are even
health-hazardous in some situations, such as barbecuing fresh meat! 
Maryland has passed controls and regulations on such harmful smoke, maybe
Moscow should too!  (For those of you who know me, I'm JUST KIDDING! We
already have too many "rules")

> I hear that Moscow is looking at creating  a "smoking ban law"  for bars
> Only!  A little prejudice aren't we? The Federal Statute states that when
> You reach 21 years of age, you are a full adult and can and will be
> responsible for all of your actions and decisions such as....smoking.
> This "smoking ban" is a direct act of a taking of their liberties.....!
> Bars and night clubs are the last bastion that allows young adults to
> Exercise their constitutional rights and choice to enter into and consume
> Tobacco and alcohol or not.  I firmly believe that the none smoking issue
> Should be to protect those who do not have a choice and are forced to be
> Around and consume second hand smoke, such as all public sidewalks, for
> Which children ride their bicycles, walk to school, and go to the corner
> Store.  How about the Parks??  Public places??  Such as....the city
> Parking lot which hosts the Farmers Market which subjects hundreds of
> People to second hand smoke.....and the City condones this?  The smoking
> Ordinance should not be just for "bars"...if it has to be...it should be
> For all businesses....all sidewalks....all public buildings...all public
> Parking lots.  If the intent of the city is to save people from cigarette
> Smoke, it should be the innocent people...not those who have a choice to
> Enter an establishment or not.  This violates a persons constitutional
> Right to liberty.......!!  Just look at New York City, or even
> Closer...Boise.  Bars are going bankrupt in hordes.  An action by our
> City doing this horrendous act will hurt the Universities recruitment,
> Which will cause a cascade of financial woes throughout the city.
> Don't forget.....300,000 plus dollars comes to the city coffers from
> Liquor sales alone.  I don't know how much the city receives from tobacco
> Sales???
> Let's look at the man that started this.  Do you know he manufactures
> Sporting equipment in Mexico and owns more than 1 manufacturer in Mexico?
>   Not one in Moscow......I guess we are not good enough!
> Just a small sales crew selling his Mexico "made" goodies.  I will even
> Bet most of the money made is left out of the USA.   He doesn't count on
> The citizens of Moscow or the U of Idaho  and not even the farmers to
> Make a living.  By his actions he demonstrates his selfishness and by
> Bringing this action causing financial harm and hardship to all citizens
> In our community.
> We the "bar owners" are not millionaires.  We have invested our money,
> Time and lives here in Moscow and we do count on the citizens and the
> Students and the farmers for our financial well-being.  Don't take away
> Our rights and force us "bar owners" into bankruptcy.  We the "bar
> Owners" have given Hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years to
> Local charities.  This will end also.  If we don't have entertainment for
> The University, the young adults will go elsewhere.  Who would want to be
> In a boring town with no inexpensive entertainment.  The University would
> Dwindle in enrollment and choke the whole community financially.  Do what
> Is right!.....leave the smoking alone in bars......you have a
> Choice.......Preserve our community and its financial well-being.
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