Tuesday, Mayor Greg Ballard of Indianapolis is reacting to the city-county council's failure to override his veto on a city-wide smoking ban.
The mayor sent the proposal back to the council unsigned last Friday. He didn't agree with a provision in the bill that would've forced private clubs to follow the smoking ban. He thinks they should be able to come up with their own smoking policies.
Mayor Ballard says he'd like the council to come up with a compromise.
"I hope that they go back, you know, to the legislation that we all agree on. It appears that they're going to wait for the state to see if the state's going to act. If the state doesn't act I'm hoping that they move forward with the legislation that we agree on,” said Mayor Ballard.
Mayor Ballard said if the council takes out the provision involving private clubs and sends him a ban that expands the current law to include most bars, bowling alleys and hotel rooms he'll sign it.