28 Jan

According to the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas City Council approved $165,674 to pay for 3 brand new smoking law enforcers. That works out to a little over 55K per officer which is higher pay than the average starting pay of Police officers around the state, and they have to deal with real criminals…not smokers. Here’s a bit from the story:

The expenditure is necessary, City Manager Mary Suhm said, in order to adequately address complaints about smoking occurring within buildings such as bars, billiard halls and most other indoor workplaces.

Smoking in such venues becomes illegal come April 10. The expenditure funds three new “sanitarian” positions in the Environmental and Health Services Department.

“On April 10, I guarantee you we will have a lot of complaints,” Suhm told the council. “We will not be able to do anything on enforcement unless we have the people to enforce.”

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