When You Can’t Get a First Down
… You punt. That’s what happened at the Carmel City Council’s Finance, Utilities and Rules last evening. The topic was back to a comprehensive smoking ban in Carmel … a discussion that began in April when the council began reviewing the city’s smoking ordinance to consider adding a ban of vaping in places where smoking is already prohibited. That momentum prompted anti-smoking advocates to rally for expanding a total non-smoking ban at all Carmel establishments, arguing it is detrimental to both workers and the public. A crowd of folks gathered last evening to debate the issue … to no resolution. So, the topic has been moved to the next meeting, July 15. It makes us think of grandma’s adage: “No good deed goes unpunished.” Stay tuned.