By SEAN BATURA
On Tuesday night, San Marcos city councilmembers voted 4-3 against placing a question on the November ballot that would have asked voters whether the city should adopt an ordinance further restricting smoking in public places.
In legal terms, the question would have been a non-binding ballot proposition. Being non-binding, the proposition could not have become law upon voter approval. Had the non-binding ballot proposition been approved, the city would have sought further public input in the crafting of an ordinance — which would have likely banned smoking in at least bars and restaurants in the city.
San Marcos Councilmembers Jude Prather, Fred Terry, Chris Jones, and Shane Scott cast the votes against putting the non-binding referendum on the November ballot.
Further details regarding the council’s deliberation on the matter will be forthcoming.Email | Print