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City Smoking Ban Passed

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One of the things talked about in last weeks meeting  was authorizing the City manager to apply for a Conservation Grant for $200,000 from the Edwards Aquifer Authority for engineering activities to expand the City’s reclaimed water system. The City Council will also consider an ordinance on first reading to establish the San Marcos Commission on Children and Youth, culminating a year and a half of work, research and citizen participation in the Youth Advisory Commission and adoption of a Youth Master Plan. Trey Hatt, Communication Specialist, talks to us about the second and final reading amending the San Marcos City Code to prohibit smoking.

Last night the city Council among other things passed on second reading the smoking ordinance. It prohibits smoking in the indoor areas of public spaces and work places and on city property and city leased properties as well.
-Trey Hatt

“It goes into effect for the city Jan. 1 of 2014, goes into effect for businesses in the community and work places June 1st 2014  unless a business has a permit to build an outdoor smoking area or patio or deck or something like that, in that case the deadline is January 1st 2015. It also prohibits smoking within 10 feet of a door or window that can be opened,” said Hatt.

Other non-consent items on Wednesday’s agenda was consideration of appointments to the Comprehensive Plan Oversight Commintee and an update from the Conditional Use Permit subcommittee.

Niloofar Torabi, KTSW News.

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