More on Smoking Ban

RECEIVED Tue., Feb. 14, 2006

Dear Editor,
    The Chronicle coverage of the City Council candidate forum may have given a misleading impression of the consensus about the current smoking ban ["Council Campaign Season Opens," News, Feb. 10].
    While it was reported accurately that most of the candidates led off by saying that the voters had spoken in the smoking ban election, what followed is perhaps the more important information for voters. The majority of the six candidates said that they would consider a compromise on the smoking ban if the economic impact were significant (which it looks like it is). This kind of open-mindedness from public representatives is welcome and useful for deciding whom to vote for.
Paul Silver
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