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The below cities and counties have pending ordinances that negatively affect local businesses and consumers alike.
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--date / Tuesday, March 3rd
--time/ 9:00 AM (Public Hearing timed at 10:00 AM)
--location / Board Chambers, County Administration Building 99 Water Street, Markleeville, CA
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 email@example.com, 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
ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products including menthol, mint and wintergreen products.
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 from either 500 - 1000 feet (only for new retailers)
Date: Thursday, May 28th
Time: 7:00 PM
1. Comcast Channel 15
2. Live stream https://hayward.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx
How to submit written Public Comment: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 3:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. Please identify the Agenda Item Number in the subject line of your email. Emails will be compiled into one file, distributed to the Planning Commission and staff, and published on the City's Meeting & Agenda Center under Documents Received After Published Agenda
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
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
San Luis Obispo County
E-Cigarette Sales Ban
Date / Tuesday, January 14th
Time / 1:30 PM
Location / County Government Center, Board of Supervisor Chambers; 1055 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93408
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
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
South San Francisco
Town of Paradise
Paradise Town Council Meeting Details:
--date / Tuesday, June 9th
--time/ 6:00 PM
--location / Teleconference* (participation details below and in the attached agenda)
Bans the sale of all flavored tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, oils, cigarillos, cigarettes and loose tobacco;prohibits new tobacco retail licenses within 1,000 feet of any school