It’s been a slow process to getting to an actual vote on banning smoking in bars and restaurants in the north Texas city of Sherman, but a simple up-down vote could be coming this summer.
On Monday, the city council directed city staff to draft an ordinance that will be voted on at a future meeting, according to the Herald Democrat. This most recent push for a ban resurfaced in March, when both the council and mayor requested the ban. The city also considered a similar ban last summer.
Sherman is located in Grayson County. It is less than 15 miles from the Oklahoma border and roughly 60 miles north of Dallas. It has a population just below 40,000.