CALIFORNIA ORDINANCES

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. 
Alameda County

Prohibits Electronic Smoking Devices

--date / Tuesday, February 25th 
--time/ 9:30 AM
--location / County Administration Building, Supervisors Chambers, 1221 Oak Street, Oakland, CA, Fifth Floor, Room 512

Alpine County

Flavor Ban

--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

Calabasas

Prohibition on the Sale of E-Cigarettes 

--date / Wednesday, April 22nd

--time/ 7:00 PM (Consideration timed at 8:45PM)
--location / https://zoom.us/j/994384110 ; Meeting ID: 994 384 110

Carson

Delayed Enforcement Date

--date / Tuesday, April 7th    
--time/ 5:00 PM
--comment Link:  http://ci.carson.ca.us/publiccomments.aspx

Chula Vista

Prohibits Flavored Tobacco Products

--date / Tuesday, February 25th
--time/ 5:00 PM
--location / Council Chambers 276 4th Avenue, Building A, Chula Vista, CA 91910

Clearlake

Flavor Ban

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

Compton

Prohibits Flavored Tobacco Products

Date: Wednesday, May 12th
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Virtual Meeting*

Please Note:

*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 contactcityclerk@comptoncity.org, by 4:00 p.m., the day of the meeting. 

Culver City

 flavored tobacco products ban (including menthol); ban on flavored e-cigarettes

Cupertino

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

Danville

Prohibits E-cigarettes/ Vape products and Flavored Tobacco Products

--date / Tuesday, February 4th
--time/ 7:30 PM
--location / Town Meeting Hall, 201 Front Street, Danville

Davis

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

Zoom:

https://zoom.us/j/695588537

Meeting ID: 695 588 537

Dublin

Prohibits E-cigarettes/ Vape products and Flavored Tobacco Products

--date / Tuesday, February 4th
--time/ 7:00 PM
--location / Council Chamber, 100 Civic Plaza, Dublin

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

El Monte

 Flavor Ban

date / Tuesday, June 16th
--time/ 6:00 PM
--location / Teleconference* http://www.elmonteca.gov/378/Council-Meeting-Videos

Encinitas

 Flavor Ban

Encinitas City Council Meeting Details:

--Date: Wednesday, September 9th 
--Time: 6:00 PM
- Location/Teleconference: https://encinitasca.gov/Government/Agendas-Webcasts .

Fremont​

flavored tobacco products ban and minimum pack and price restrictions for cigars, little cigars and cigarettes

Glendale

Prohibits Flavored E-Cigarettes

Date/ Tuesday, January 21st 
Time/ 6:00 PM
Location / MUNICIPAL SERVICES BUILDING – 633 E. Broadway, Room 105 (MSB 105) Glendale, CA 91206

Hayward

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 
--Time:7:00 PM 
- Location: https://hayward.granicusideas.com/meetings/1093-city-council-on-2020-07-14-5-30-pm/agenda_items

Hermosa Beach

License prohibition, Ban on electronic smoking devices

--date / Tuesday, February 11th   

--time / 7:00 P.M.
--location / Hermosa Beach City Hall. 1315 Valley Drive Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Inyo County

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

Irvine

 Flavor Products Ban

Date / Tuesday, January 14th 

Time / 4:00 PM

Location / City Council Chambers, One Civic Center Plaza, Irvine CA 92606

Livermore

 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

Loomis

 Bans the sale of all flavored vaping cartridges and electronic cigarette juice

--date / Tuesday, February 11th 
--time 7:00 PM
--location / Loomis Depot, 5775 Horseshoe Bar Road, Loomis CA 95650

Los Altos

TRL, prohibits e-cig/ vape sales, restricts flavored tobacco productsTRL, prohibits e-cig/ vape sales, restricts flavored tobacco products

TRL, prohibits e-cig/ vape sales, restricts flavored tobacco products

Date / Tuesday, January 28th  
Time / 7:00 PM 
Location / Los Altos Youth Center, One North San Antonio Road, Los Altos, California

Los Angeles (city)

Flavor Ban

Mammoth Lakes

Flavor Ban

Date / Wednesday, January 15th 
Time/ 6:00 PM
Location / Council Chambers, Suite Z, 437 Old Mammoth Road, Mammoth Lakes CA

Manhattan Beach

Prohibits the Sale of All Tobacco Products

--date / Tuesday, February 4th
--time/ 6:00 PM
--location / City Council Chambers; 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Maywood

Ban the sale of all flavored electronic cigarette products and all flavored tobacco products.

Menlo Park

Flavor products ban and Prohibits e-cigarettes/ vape

Mill Valley

Flavor products ban

Morro Bay

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

Napa

Full flavor ban

Oakland

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; 

 

 

Take action today to protect your business:

  1. Participate in a public meeting and speak out 

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  3. Notify other retailers and association members and encourage them to take action 

Oakland City Council Meeting Details:

Date: Tuesday, May 12th
Time: 1:30 PM
Location: Video/ Phone Conference*

Oroville

Full flavor ban

Oxnard

Flavor Ban (includes menthol, mint and wintergreen) Prohibits Coupons and Discounts and other regulations

Pacifica

Flavor Ban/ E- Cigarette Ban

Date / Monday, January 13th 

Time / 7:00 PM

Location / Council Chambers, 2212 Beach Blvd, Pacifica CA 94044

Pacific Grove

Flavor Ban (includes menthol, mint and wintergreen) 

Palo Alto

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

Pleasanton

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:

--date / Tuesday, June 16th
--time/ 7:00 PM
--location / Teleconference  https://www.tri-valleytv.org or https://www.youtube.com/user/TheCityofPleasanton

Rancho Mirage

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

Redondo Beach 

Flavor Ban (excludes menthol)

Salinas

Prohibits Flavored E-Cigarettes

Date/ Tuesday, January 21st 
Time/ 6:00 PM
Location /City Hall, 200 Lincoln Ave., Salinas, CA 93901

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

San Joaquin County

Banning the sale of all traditional flavored tobacco products including menthol cigarettes, flavored smokeless tobacco products, flavored cigars, and pipe tobacco is government overreach. 

San Jose

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

San Mateo

Flavor ban

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: 

San Ramon 

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

Saratoga

Prohibit the sale of all electronic cigarette and nicotine vapor products.

Saratoga City Council Meeting Details:

--Date: Wednesday, September 16th 
--Time: 7:00 PM
- Location/Teleconference*

  1. Using the Zoom website https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83569656723 or App (Webinar ID 835 6965 6723) and raising their hand when directed by the Mayor to speak on an agenda item; OR 

  2. 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;

Sebastopol

 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
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82025669771?pwd=MmtJY0JmNG8xeWtFbDRSLzR1UGZRUT09
 
Meeting ID: 820 2566 9771
Passcode: 478435

Solana Beach

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

Flavor Ban

St. Helena

Flavor Ban

St. Helena Meeting Details:

--Date: Tuesday, August 11th
--Time: 6:00 PM
- Location/Teleconference*: Vintage Hall Board Room - Second Floor 465 Main Street, St. Helena/

Please click the link below to join the meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85282261080

Town of Paradise

Flavor Ban

Paradise Town Council Meeting Details:

--date / Tuesday, July 14th
--time/ 6:00 PM
--location / Teleconference* Town Council meetings are available to be viewed on live-streamed at https://livestream.com/townofparadise

Town of Tiburon

Flavor Ban

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

Ventura

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

Ventura County

Prohibit the sale of Flavored Vape products and paraphernalia

West Sacramento

Flavor Ban (includes menthol, mint and wintergreen) 

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