Allison Blood KMOX News

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOX) —St. Charles City is looking for input from tis citizens on a new smoking policy.

Monday night was the first of three public meetings that will help the city council draft its new ordinance.

Mayor Sally Faith says she would like to allow smoking on the floor of the Ameristar Casino, because there’s a Hollywood Casino just across the river in Maryland Heights. She says the revenue from the casino is essential to the city’s budget. Any loss in revenue could be devastating.

“The revenue that comes to the city of St Charles…it’s been there since day one. It’s part of the services citizens of the city of St. Charles receive,” she said.

Right now there isn’t a smoking policy for the city. But Faith says several bars and restaurants have gone non-smoking recently.

There will be two more meetings for the public to give input on the new smoking policy:

  • Monday, May 13th 7:00 at St. Charles West High School
  • Monday, May 20th 7:00 at Memorial Hall

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