One member of the Downtown Columbus Independent Restaurant Association says more retail is needed downtown.
The proposed ordinance was one of then-candidate Kristen Brown's most prominent campaign promises.
Despite a city council vote of 4-2 for the ban, some residents say they are not pleased.
Arlette Cooper-Tinsley is one of the few people to have held leadership posts in both Fred Armstrong and Kristen Brown's regimes.
The raise for elected officials, including the mayor and city councilors, follows the raise the council previously approved for all city employees.
Columbus officials say they expect taxpayers to get more credits from the state, meaning the city may be able to increase taxes and not increase tax burdens.
Mayor Brown tasked the newly resurrected ambulance board with recommending a new ambulance provider to the Public Works Board by July 17th.
The board will make recommendation not just for Columbus, but for Bartholomew County EMS services as well.
Police officers and firefighters will be exempted from the ban.
Tony Stewart and Columbus Mayor Kristen Brown are attending a reception hosted by President Barack Obama this month.