Several comments were made by members of the public, with only one speaking out in support of the ban. Councilman Paul Henson reasserted his opposition to the ban, pointing out an independent survey that featured more than two thousand signatures against the ordinance.
When vote was called on the amended ordinance, the Council was split on the issue with council members Dossett, Grimes, Bell, Henson, Cherry, and Schlegel voting against the measure, and council members Belle, McCarley, Ahart, Henderson, Everett, and Brooks voting for. Mayor Dan Kemp then broke the tie by voting for the ordinance.
The amended smoking ban ordinance restricts smoking in all public businesses and establishments, including restaurants, workplaces, or places open to the public. The amendment allows smoking at private clubs, and businesses that cater to age 21 or over clientele.