The State of California enacted the State Workplace Smoking Law in 1988, which bans smoking in enclosed places of employment, including restaurants. The City of Carlsbad has the authority to extend that prohibition to public outdoor spaces where food is served, such as street and sidewalk cafés, to protect members of the public from health hazards caused by second-hand smoke.
Want more information?
The draft ordinance can be accessed at carlsbadca.gov/planning. A report about this proposed change will also be available on the city website and at the City Clerk’s office after Friday, Sept. 21, when the agenda for the following week’s City Council meeting is posted for the public.
How to provide input
To provide input into this decision, interested members of the public are encouraged to review the draft ordinance and contact the city with comments and questions. The public is also encouraged to attend the City Council meeting and speak during the public comment period. Comments, questions and requests for additional information can be directed to Michele Masterson at 760-602-4615 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
–City of Carlsbad
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