Its bad enough that we are recognized for being the worst in black infant mortality, and have the worst beaches in the nation.
Now, a simple right, such as smoking, will be taken away because THEY think its in OUR best interest?
I understand that many non-smokers don't want to dine near smoke. I respect that. But, why on earth do they see the need to change an all ready "working" ordinance?
Have there been complaints? What is this really all about?
Smoker or not, I hope people can recognize this for what it is, another Nazi-like move, restricting the actions of adults. This is ridiculous, and just plain wrong.
Please note, the final vote for this ordinance is in 3 short weeks. If you are not in favor of this ordinance, it is your duty to tell your councilman your thoughts. If possible, gp to Monday nights session and tell them publicly.
These people ought to know that they can easily be voted out of office. For NINE people to come up with an idea affecting so many, and quickly and quietly pass it through to become law is just plain wrong.
Something like this should be left to the people to decide, not nine men.
Monday Aug. 11 at 5 p.m. at 625 52nd St.