Tougher smoking ban passed for San Luis Obispo
April 7, 2010
San Luis Obispo, the first city in the nation to crack down on smoking in public, adopted even more stringent regulations Tuesday night. [KSBY]
The city council voted four to one to make it even more difficult to smoke in public, with new restrictions to ban smoking in city parking garages and parking lots, and on city streets and sidewalks.
Last night’s action puts San Luis Obispo on track with 100 other cities in California who have recently passed tougher laws about smoking in public places.
The smoking ban includes Mission Plaza and all city dog parks.
One exemption was given to “The Sanctuary,” a popular fixture in the downtown since 1973. Store owner Doug Shaw is being given six months to install a separate ventilation system. Council members appeared reluctant to put a long-time store out of business.