Thursday, March 13, 2008
Smoking Ban Closer to Law
Alderman Ringwood announced today a compromise to her smoking ban that she has worked on with fellow Alderman Robert Senor. The new ban would prohibit people from smoking within 50 feet of playgrounds, pavilions and Kingston Point Beach. It would also ban smoking within 50 feet of all municipal building entrances.
This is a fair compromise and frankly a no brainier. The Common Council has a responsibility to their constituents to pass this legislation as soon as possible. As a candidate for the Kingston School Board, I personally am happy to see this legislation being moved forward. A lot of children in the Kingston School District use our city parks and should not subjected to the danger of second hand smoke.
Kingston's laws and rules committee will meet next week to discuss this further.
Posted by Jeremy Blaber at 5:14 AM