The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Committee on Land Use and Economic Development will consider whether to implement stricter smoking regulations in the city at this afternoon’s committee meeting.
The proposed ordinance would amend the San Francisco Health Code’s anti-smoking articles and prohibit smoking in numerous additional public places.
Common areas of multi-unit housing complexes, tobacco shops, charity bingo games, outdoor restaurant dining areas, ATM and theater lines, hotel lobbies, and farmers markets would be among the city’s newly smoke-free areas if the ordinance is passed.
Dozens of community members are scheduled to speak in favor of the amendment today, according to the Chinese Progressive Association, which supports the proposed ordinance.
Speakers will include representatives of the Tobacco Free Coalition, Chinese Progressive Association, Breathe California, LGBT community and Mayor’s Disability Council.
The meeting will be held at 1 p.m. today in the Board of Supervisors Committee Room 263 at City Hall, 1 Doctor Carlton B Goodlett Place.