San Francisco Supes Look To Strengthen Already Tough Smoking Laws

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Two pieces of legislation addressing smoking in San Francisco will come before the city’s Board of Supervisors at its first regular meeting of the new year Tuesday.

The first item, co-sponsored by newly re-elected Supervisors Eric Mar and David Campos, would require property owners in the city to tell potential tenants whether smoking is allowed in a multi-unit residential building.

The proposal has the support of both tenants’ rights groups and the San Francisco Apartment Association.

The second ordinance being considered by the board would ban smoking at certain street fairs and festivals in the city, including the Haight-Ashbury Street Fair and Fillmore Jazz Festival.

Both items were unanimously approved by the board’s Land Use and Economic Development committee last month.

Mayor Ed Lee is also scheduled to attend Tuesday’s meeting, the first since two new board members — London Breed and Norman Yee — were sworn in along with four re-elected supervisors.

Lee will participate in the monthly voter-mandated question-and-answer session with supervisors. Only two questions were submitted this month — one on the city’s health care liabilities and another on the status of a police substation in the South of Market neighborhood.

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