Council Makes Plans For Next Step On Smoking Ban

The controversy over Longview's proposed ban on smoking in public buildings continues to smolder.

Mayor Earl Roberts says the city council doesn't plan on making a ruling on the proposed ordinance until the January 9th meeting.

Mayor Roberts says he wants to give the public another chance to discuss the issue.

That opportunity will come the day before the decision is made on January 8th.

If the ordinance is passed all public buildings in the city would be required to ban smoking.