show your support for the upcoming Springfield
Smoke Free Dining Ordinance. The
most important step you can make is writing a letter or making a phone call
to a city council member(s). They are the deciding factor for this issue.
are the facts....
Of the 428 Springfield restaurants surveyed by the
Springfield-Greene Co. Health Dept., 310 or 72.4% say they support the
A poll in the Springfield News-Leader revealed that 66%
of citizens support the ordinance.
Applebee's (Primrose) - 5% increase in revenue
since going smoke free Sept. 2002.
Those places that derive 60% or greater annual gross
receipts from alcohol would be exempt.
Restaurants that do not meet the 60% alcohol sales
provision could allow smoking in the bar area of the restaurant if the bar area
is separate from the dining and food preparation area, enclosed floor to ceiling
and served by an independent air handling system.
write a short letter or call any of the members listed below. Tell them why you
support the smoke free dining ordinance. They will not know how you feel unless
you tell them! (Mailing
address listed at the bottom).
- Thomas J. Carlson (term expires in 2003)
* Please note: For faxes that need to be distributed to all of members of the City Council only one copy of the document need be faxed with a note that specifies that the document should be distributed to all of council.
The Mayor and Council members may be contacted through
the office of the City Clerk, 840
Boonville, Springfield, MO 65802, the City Council office - FAX - 864-1649. There are also direct FAX