“Let’s not be antiquated, let’s get with it,” a supporter of the ban said. “Everything comes from the coasts and it’s coming this way and we are the last ones ones to get it.”
Monday night was the first of three public meetings that will help the city council draft its new ordinance.
One measure would exempt casinos, and many bars and restaurants from the smoking ban.
Numerous break-ins have been reported near Ameristar Casino.
Republican county councilman Joe Cronin wants the public to have the final say by putting two measures on the ballot.