“Multiple instances of street racing/exhibitions have occurred on private property and also in our city parks,” said Councilwoman Maria Alexander, the legislation’s sponsor. “Due to the risk to public safety and the continuing strain on our police resources caused by these incidents, the City felt compelled to take action.”
Additionally, Council passed an ordinance which prohibits smoking on all City owned properties and, in all city-owned structures, as well as private establishments subject to certain exceptions. The ordinance also creates additional restrictions, including prohibitions on smoking within 20 feet of
places where smoking is prohibited, including waiting lines, public property and restaurants. This ordinance also prohibits smoking on restaurant patios and in waiting lines in public areas, as well as bus stops.
Fines ranging from $50 to $100 for each violation are included as well.