CITY OF BELMONT
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
On Tuesday, September 11, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the
Belmont City Council Chambers at One Twin Pines Lane
the Belmont City Council will review a proposed draft smoking
ordinance which contains the following basic provisions:
1. With the exception of the landlord/tenant lease addendum (described below),
this ordinance would be effective 30 days after adoption.
2. Exposure to secondhand smoke would be declared a public nuisance.
3. The city would encourage the affected parties to resolve any disputes privately
prior to city enforcement.
4. City enforcement, if necessary, would be complaint-driven.
Smoking would be PROHIBITED:
· In all indoor workplaces except for sole-proprietorship smoke shops;
· In all outdoor workplaces (including at outdoor eating and service areas of cafes and restaurants);
· In outdoor public places, such as parks, sports stadiums and fields, recreation trails, and shopping malls;
· In indoor and outdoor common areas of all multi-unit residences, as currently prohibited;
· In individual units and their patio/yard areas of multi-unit, multi-story residences (apartments, condominiums, and townhouses) which share common floors and/or ceilings with at least one other such unit.
· Landlords would be required to insert no-smoking terms in their residential leases, per the California Apartment Association's Approved Form.
· These landlord/tenant lease provisions would go into effect 14 months after adoption of the ordinance.
· Twenty feet from all places (except outdoor workplaces) where smoking is prohibited.
Smoking would be ALLOWED:
· On all streets and sidewalks, unless being used as outdoor workplaces, or at city-sponsored events (such as parades and fairs);
· In all single family homes and their patio/yard areas;
· In individual units and their patio/yard areas of multi-unit residences (apartments, condominiums, and townhouses) which do not share any common floors and/or ceilings with any other such units;
· In owner-designated outdoor smoking areas of multi-unit residences;
· In any city-designated outdoor smoking areas;
· In moving vehicles.