City Council Meeting

The Eau Claire city council passed a resolution that would oppose a state bill prohibiting local governments from adopting smoking bans more firm than state law.

The Council passed the resolution with a unanimous decision because, the City of Eau Claire already has a local ordinance that prohibits smoking in indoor areas of restaurants.

Several City Council members were concerned that the current bill if passed would invalidate that local ordinance and replace it with a less restrictive smoking ban.

The bill has already passed in the assembly and a vote is expected this week in the State Senate.