(Especially if you're in St. Louis)
As you may be aware, the St. Louis County Council is working on an ordinance that would prohibit smoking in public places. Whatever your opinion on this issue, the County will begin sessions on the ordinance, and I am asking that, regardless of whether you live in the County or not, you consider making your voice heard at the next County Council meeting Tuesday August 16th at 6:30 pm. The County Council Chambers are located at 41 S. Central in Clayton. Speaker sign-in is at 6:15 pm, with the meeting beginning at 6:30 pm. Free parking is available right across the street from the building.
If passed, this ordinance will have regional, state, and national implications for the health and welfare of our residents. Already, the governor of Illinois has signed legislation loosening limits on clean indoor air policy. Please let your feelings on Missouri's direction on clean indoor air be known!
For more information/background, please head here and here
If you cannot make the meeting (or live outside of Missouri, but know someone in the region) I ask that you please forward this note (just click the little arrow/envelope icon) - no, you will not earn money, nor will you gain several years' good luck, but you will help in a historic event.
And if you are interested in other political blogs (this only touches on politics once in awhile), head to Lefty Blogs - just got an e-mail this afternoon; looks interesting.