Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Norfolk City Council Meeting, Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM

Dear Allies Against Asthma Work Group Members,

We need members to attend this meeting, especially (but not limited to) Norfolk residents. Please let us know if you can attend. . If we can have one CINCH member speak, they can say they are speaking also on behalf of CINCH and ask all members present to stand. Non-Norfolk residents can also attend, but cannot speak. So, the more people we have there, the better!

Here is a link to the guidelines for speakers: http://www.norfolk.gov/City_Hall/guidelinesCC.asp

Here is a link to all the contact information for the city council members – please write a letter, email, or fax: http://www.norfolk.gov/City_Hall/ContactInfoCC.asp. You may also e-mail council members at ccouncil@norfolk.gov

Here is some background information:

Norfolk City Council Meeting, Tuesday, October 23rd at 7:00 PM

In case you are unaware, the Norfolk City Council is considering a ban on smoking in restaurants. The issue was initially brought forward by Terry Whibley and was considered "dead" at one point because of economic concerns. Since then many people have raised concerns allowing the issue to be placed back on the table. Eric Lowe wrote an editorial (text below) with 2 other physicians as concerned citizens and all are going to be speaking at the Oct 23rd City Council meeting in support of the ban. If you know any of the city council please let them know how you feel about the potential ban. Eric has said to please feel free to e-mail him any thoughts or suggestions.


Department of Pediatrics

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