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The Sitka Assembly passed a controversial amendment Tuesday night, tightening the city’s anti-smoking laws. The question before the assembly was whether children should be prohibited from entering any business that allows smoking -- even for a non-smoking event. In the end, the decision came down to different interpretations of what voters intended nearly a decade ago.
During a work session on Tuesday night, the Sitka Assembly heard from contractors tasked with creating a top-to-bottom assessment of how the city handles trash and recycling. Representatives of the firm CB&I outlined the process that will, they hope, lead to a new master plan by September.
The Sitka Assembly once again took up the question of whether children should be prohibited from entering businesses that allow smoking, even during non-smoking events. And, once again, they postponed a decision. For some assembly members, the question came down to finding the right balance between public health and individual freedom
Should children be prohibited from entering a business that allows smoking -- even during a non-smoking event? That was the question before the Sitka Assembly on Tuesday. A holiday party for some Sitkans represented, for others, a threat to public health – and a violation of the voters’ intent.