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Ad hoc committee on smoking ban to meet Monday

Thursday November 20, 2003

Media Release
For Immediate Release

For Information Contact:
Jennifer F. Brislin

Patrick H. Neely

The Louisville Metro Council's ad hoc committee studying a proposed smoking ban will meet at 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 24th, on the third floor of City Hall, 601 W. Jefferson St.

Councilman George Melton, D-15, the committee's chairman, said Monday's meeting will focus on economic development issues. Guests will include Alex Waldrop of Churchill Downs; Jason Underwood of Greater Louisville, Inc.; Andrew Hyland, who has studied the economic impact of New York City's Smoke-Free Air Act; and Paul Coomes, a professor of economics at the University of Louisville.

Future meetings will focus on health-related issues and alternatives to the proposed smoking ban.


George Melton (D)  15