WMAY radio is reporting Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin, of all people, is now set to introduce another comprehensive smoking ban ordinance for the city. This thing just isn’t going to die like opponents wanted. That’s good news as far as I’m concerned although I want to see the details.
I'm wondering if this isn't an attempt to one-up Alderman Bruce Strom who has championed the smoking ban on the City Council. Strom is rumored to be thinking about running for mayor himself. Davlin may be getting a leg-up on a future opponent by sponsoring this otherwise popular legislation himself. It would certainly put what happened last week in a new light if that is Davlin’s motivation.