Angry Atlanta bankers are trying to put the brakes on a smog-fighting proposal to close drive-through lanes at banks, fast-food restaurants, and other businesses on summer days when air quality is poor.

"I cannot imagine the City Council doing something like this," said Julian Hester, president and chief executive officer of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia. "I can see no reasonable justification [for limiting drive-through service]. It is totally ridiculous to even think about this."

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