It looks like the Austin City council has declined to regulate barbecue smoke. We’ll chalk one up to common sense (and a bit of national media attention) prevailing.
In related news, the root-cause of all this brouhaha has to do with Austin BBQ eatery Terry Black’s smokestacks causing much anguish to neighboring residences. 15 of those residents have filed suit against Terry Black’s, as we mentioned in a previous article. Another article reporting on the lawsuit contains videos recorded by some of the complainants showing how pervasive the smoke is on their property. It makes one think that perhaps they have a legit complaint after all.Via: American Statesman