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(A) Purpose. Every citizen has the right to choose for himself or herself whether to smoke tobacco or marijuana and it is not the intention of the city to interfere with such freedom of choice. Further, every citizen who chooses to not smoke has the right to be free from offensive tobacco or marijuana smoke and to be free from the health hazard of tobacco or marijuana smoke when employed by the city or conducting business with the city in specified areas.
(’67 Code, § 4-8-1)
(B) Definition. SMOKE or SMOKING. As used in this section means the carrying, holding, possession or smoking of a lighted pipe, cigar, cigarette, joint or the lighting of a pipe, cigar, cigarette or joint.
(’67 Code, § 4-8-2)
(C) Areas subject to nonsmoking regulations. Areas subject to nonsmoking regulation are:
(1) All city offices and conference rooms.
(2) Elevators which are generally used by and open to the public.
(3) Council Chambers of the City Hall.
(4) Public waiting rooms, hallways and lobbies except those which may be specifically designated as smoking areas.
(5) Riverbank Community Center, Riverbank Teen Center, and Riverbank Pool.
(’67 Code, § 4-8-3)
(D) Duty to post signs or notices. Appropriate “No Smoking” signs shall be conspicuously posted in each area of those city buildings where smoking is prohibited by this chapter. The city official in charge of the building in which areas have been closed to smoking shall ensure that signs are posted and remain posted advising city employees and the public of designated nonsmoking areas.
(’67 Code, § 4-8-4)
(E) Enforcement. The city official in charge of the building in which areas have been closed to smoking shall make a report to the City Council in the event voluntary compliance by members of the public becomes ineffective.
(’67 Code, § 4-8-5) (Ord. 91-04, passed 3-11-91; Am. Ord. 2017-004, passed 2-28-17; Am. Ord. 2018-007, passed 12-11-18)
State smoking regulations generally, see Cal. Health & Safety Code §§ 118875 et seq.