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Smoking Shelters Get Council Approval

Creve Coeur lawmakers vote to amend smoking ordinance.

Almost nine months after thenew smoking ordinance went into effect, City Council members passed an amendment to the law Monday which allows employers to build smoking shelters.

The debate has been ongoing for much of the summer, with arguments ranging from whether the idea of allowing the shelters inherently weakened , or if the city was infringing on individual freedoms if the shelters were not allowed.

Ultimately, the panel voted 7-1 in favor of the shelters, with Ward 3 Councilman Bob Hoffman dissenting, saying he felt like shelters promoted smoking.

Council members also gave first round approval Monday to a conditional use permit for the location in Creve Coeur. The plan would allow for

The council also gave final approval to a bill creating the Creve Coeur Arts Commission.

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