SELECT YOUR CITY OR COUNTY
The below cities and counties have pending ordinances that negatively affect local businesses and consumers alike.
Choose your community to help advocate against and prevent these measures from becoming law.
Clearlake City Council Meeting Details:
--Date: Thursday, August 6th
--Time: 6:00 PM
- Location- Teleconference* (participation details below and in the attached agenda) View:https://www.youtube.com/user/LakeCountyPegTV/featured
Prohibits Flavored Tobacco Products
Date: Wednesday, May 12th
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Virtual Meeting*
*Members of the public may observe this meeting via Channel 36 or via city website streaming services at www.comptoncity.org, and offer comments at this meeting telephonically by leaving a voicemail at (310) 605-6335, or electronically by emailing your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, by 4:00 p.m., the day of the meeting.
Draft Ordinance Includes:
new policies to regulate the sale of tobacco
prohibiting the sale or distribution of electronic cigarette products
extending the look-back period for permit suspensions from 24 months to 60 months
requiring a minimum age for individuals selling tobacco products
amending the administrative appeal process for permit violations
Cupertino City Council Meeting Details:
--date / Tuesday, February 18th
--time/ 6:45 PM
--location / City Council Chamber; 10350 Torre Avenue, Cupertino CA 95014
On Tuesday, March 24th the Davis City Council will hold a public hearing to consider an ordinance that would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products. The proposed ordinance restriction includes menthol, mint and wintergreen products.
Time: 6:00 PM (Item scheduled for 8:00PM)
Location: Several virtual options available listed on the attached agenda
Meeting ID: 695 588 537
East Palo Alto
Prohibits E-Cigarettes and Flavored Tobacco
East Palo Alto City Council Meeting Details:
--date / Tuesday, April 7th
--time/ 6:30 PM
--location / http://eastpaloalto.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_Meeting.aspx?ID=1070
Encinitas City Council Meeting Details:
--Date: Wednesday, September 9th
--Time: 6:00 PM
- Location/Teleconference: https://encinitasca.gov/Government/Agendas-Webcasts .
prohibit the sale of all flavored tobacco products and electronic cigarette, as well as other restrictions.
The ordinance draft includes the following proposals:
Banning the sales of flavor tobacco
Banning the sales of e-cigarettes/vape devices
Prohibit the sale of tobacco products in pharmacies
Minimum distance from youth sensitive areas to 1000 feet (new retail stores only)
Hayward City Council Meeting Details:
--Date: Tuesday, July 14th
- Location: https://hayward.granicusideas.com/meetings/1093-city-council-on-2020-07-14-5-30-pm/agenda_items
The ordinance includes:
1) a flavored e- cigarette or “vape” ban;
2) a requirement that all little cigars be sold in packs of 20 and cigars be sold in packs of 5 (except cigars that cost more than $5 each);
3) a requirement for minimum pricing of $8 per pack for cigarettes and little cigars and $5 per cigar.
Inyo County Board of Supervisors Meeting Details:
--date / Tuesday, March 10th
--time/ 10:00 AM (Consideration timed at 11:00 AM)
--location / Board of Supervisors Room, County Administrative Center, 224 North Edwards, Independence, California
Exemption from Flavor Ban for Premium Tobacco
--date / Monday, April 27th
--time/ 7:00 PM
--location / TELECONFERENCE
CITY OF LIVERMORE YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-LUOVHsFv3zZo1I1n0J5lA
ZOOM WEBINAR: https://zoom.us/j/95157279713
Zoom dial in phone number: 1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 951 5727 9713
--Date: Monday, October 5th
--Time: 6:30 PM
Pharmacies. Prohibiting the sale of tobacco products by retail establishments that contain a pharmacy.
Cigars. Prohibiting the sale of (a) single cigars that cost less than five dollars, (b) any number of cigars fewer than the number contained in the manufacturer’s original consumer packaging designed for retail sale to a consumer, and (c) any package of cigars containing fewer than five cigars.
Flavors. Prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products (with exception of menthol flavored tobacco products and smokeless tobacco products).
Ban E-Cigarettes/Vaping Products.
--date / Tuesday, April 28th
--time/ 5:30 PM
--watch / https://cal-span.org/unipage/index.php?site=slo-span&channel=8&site=slo-span&channel=8
The proposed ordinance includes:
(1) ELIMINATE THE “TOBACCO STORE” EXCEPTION TO THE CITY’S GENERAL PROHIBITION ON THE SALE OF FLAVORED TOBACCO PRODUCTS;
(2) PROHIBIT PHARMACIES FROM SELLING TOBACCO PRODUCTS;
(3) IMPOSE A MINIMUM PRICE AND PACKAGE SIZE FOR CIGARS AND CIGARETTES;
(4) REQUIRE THE ON-SITE PURCHASE OF TOBACCO PRODUCTS;
(5) CHANGE DEFINITIONS OF TERMS;
(6) MAKE ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES FOR THE LICENSURE OF TOBACCO RETAILERS;
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Oakland City Council Meeting Details:
Date: Tuesday, May 12th
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Video/ Phone Conference*
Prohibiting the sale & distribution of all e-cigarette products at all stores (no exemptions).
Prohibiting the sale of flavored tobacco products at "adult-only" stores. (removing prior exemption).
Extend the span of time over which repeat violations are considered from 24 months to 60 months after the first violation.
Date: Tuesday, June 16th
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: https://zoom.us/ join Meeting ID: 362 027 238 Phone: 1(669)900-6833
On Tuesday, June16th, the Pleasanton City Council will consider a proposed Tobacco Retailer License and other restrictions. Previously, the council discussed an ordinance that would ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products and electronic smoking devices along with other restrictions in addition to a licensing policy. Options for considering these sales restrictions is also included in the council packet for discussion.
Pleasanton City Council Meeting Details:
Prohibition on the Sale of Electronic Cigarettes to the Rancho Mirage Municipal Code to Prohibit the Sale and Distribution of Electronic Cigarettes.
Date / Thursday, January 16th
Time/ 1:00 PM
Location / City Hall - Council Chamber 69-825 Highway 111 Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
San Diego County
prohibit the sale and distribution of all flavored products for “smoking” as defined by State law;
establish a one-year moratorium on the sale and distribution of all electronic smoking devices; and
prohibit “smoking,” as defined by State law, in outdoor dining patio areas, to include a buffer zone outside of outdoor dining patio areas
San Diego County Board of Supervisors Meeting Details:
--date / Tuesday, January 14th
--time / 10:00 AM
--location / Board of Supervisors North Chamber, Room 310; County Administration Building 1600 Pacific Highway, San Diego CA 92101
Recommendations moved to Priority Setting process later this year are the following:
1. Develop an ordinance prohibiting the sale by tobacco retail establishments of electronic cigarettes that require, but have not received an order from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approving their marketing; and prohibiting the sale and distribution to any person in San Jose of flavored tobacco products and electronic cigarettes that require, but have not received, an FDA order approving their marketing
2. Develop an ordinance that will limit any further over-concentration of tobacco business by:
A) Limiting the sale of tobacco products near schools and other youth-sensitive areas and/or
B) Limiting the sale of tobacco products near existing businesses that sell tobacco products.
PRIORITY SETTING MEETING:
City Council Chambers
February 25th at 1:30pm
200 E. Santa Clara Street,
San Jose, CA 95133
Mill Valley City Council Meeting Details:
--Date: Monday, September 21st
--Time: 7:00 PM
- Location/Virtual* (participation details below and in the attached agenda)
Virtual and remote public participation is allowed in the following ways:
To join via Zoom – click here: September 21, 2020 Zoom Meeting
To join via telephone: (408) 638-0968 ; Enter Conference ID: 832 8427 6357
Flavor ban (including menthol cigarettes) within 500 feet of schools, playgrounds, parks, and libraries; min. pack for little cigars (10) / cigars (10), unless a cigar is priced at $5.00 or more; advertising restrictions within 1,600 ft. of school, parks, and playgrounds
Prohibit the sale of all electronic cigarette and nicotine vapor products.
Saratoga City Council Meeting Details:
--Date: Wednesday, September 16th
--Time: 7:00 PM
Using the Zoom website or App (Webinar ID 835 6965 6723) and raising their hand when directed by the Mayor to speak on an agenda item; OR
Calling 1.408.638.0968 or 1.669.900.6833, entering the Webinar ID (835 6965 6723), and pressing *9 to raise their hand to speak on an agenda item when directed by the Mayor;
The city is proposing an ordinance for a Tobacco Retail License (TRL) to regulate the sale and distribution of tobacco products. The TRL also includes the following:
Banning the sale of all tobacco flavor products
Bans the sale of e-cigarettes and vape products
Minimum Pack Size for little cigars and cigars
Little cigars must be sold in packages of 20, 10 or 5.
Cigars must be sold in packages of 6 cigars but does not apply to cigars with a minimum price of $5 per cigar
Minimum Price for Cigarettes
Cigarettes in packages of 20 cigarettes must be sold at a minimum of $10 per package, including all taxes and fees.
Proximity to Youth-Oriented Areas
No new retailers maybe within a 1000 or 500 feet of a youth sensitive area. Current licensees are exempt.
Prohibition on Coupons or Discounts
Pharmacy is prohibited from getting a tobacco license
Caps the number of tobacco licenses issued
Minimum employee age of 18
Sebastopol City Council Meeting Details:
--Date: Tuesday, September 15th
--Time: 6:00 PM
-- Location/ Zoom- Teleconference* (participation details below and in the attached agenda)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 820 2566 9771
Flavor Ban. The proposal includes menthol, mint and wintergreen flavors.
--date / Wednesday, April 8th
--time/ 6:00 PM
--watch / https://www.ci.solana-beach.ca.us/index.asp?SEC=F0F1200D-21C6-4A88-8AE1-0BC07C1A81A7&Type=B_BASIC
Town of Tiburon
Tiburon Town Council Meeting Details:
--Date: Wednesday, September 2nd
--Time: 5:00 PM
- Location/Teleconference* (participation details below and in the attached agenda)
Audio/Video Webinar: https://zoom.us/j/91435125604
Webinar ID: 914 3512 5604
Call-in Number: +1 669 900 6833
Access Code: 914 3512 5604