Despite Rush Limbaugh’s concerns that Austin is trying to shut down small businesses, two Austin City Council committees have decided to not pursue citywide policies to mitigate barbecue smoke, according to the Statesman’s Andra Lim. Both the Health and Human Services Committee and the Economic Opportunity Committee have voted against the idea of cracking down.
“The Health and Human Services Committee members instead indicated they’d prefer to have the city’s 311 line receive complaints about smoke and pass those callers onto the city’s health department,” Lim reports. “In turn, that department could refer callers to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which takes complaints about air pollution.”
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