Thursday, September 14, 2006

No Smoking

Well, the Mayor finally got around to signing the restaurant/bar smoking ban which will apply to almost every such establishment in the city. I think it's stupid that Street doesn't like that people can still smoke on sidewalk cafes. Actually, I hope it encourages more restaurants to put in nice outdoor spaces which was what happened in California. I also like that some of the city's "old man bars" are going to be exempted.

To me, this strikes the right balance. The city waited long enough and smokers had enough warning it was coming. A few establishments - which as small locals don't really compete in the wider market - will still allow smoking at least for now.