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New smoking ban goes into effect Nov. 29

Changes pass final hearing

With zero discussion, the Menlo Park City Council waived a second reading of the revised smoking ordinance last week, thus making the new laws official. The changes go into effect Nov. 29.

Major revisions include no more smoking in outdoor areas like Cafe Borrone's patio, unless the business owner chooses to set aside a designated, unenclosed space for smokers.

While residents can still smoke within their own apartments, or while walking in the street, common-use areas of multi-unit housing will become smoke-free zones, according to City Attorney Bill McClure.

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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 4, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Another pointless, useless city ordinance. I live in a multi-unit housing complex that is next to single family homes. One of the folks that lives in the single family homes likes to smoke cigars. The smoke drifts over into our property. There is no law against it. But, if I want to smoke a cigar in a common area of our complex which would have exactly the same effect, I am proscribed from doing so. Stupid.


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