PALO ALTO (KCBS) – The Palo Alto City Council Monday night voted for a possible ban on smoking at all public parks and plazas.
The council voted 7-1 to direct staff to draft a proposed smoking ordinance that would then be placed on the consent calendar for a future City Council meeting.
“I think it would be fabulous to have Palo Alto as a smoke-free park city,” declared councilwoman Liz Kniss. “Wouldn’t that be great? We could put it on our letterhead.”
“The thought that kids can go to a park and not have to worry about the smoke or worry about tripping over whatever is left from the smoker’s debris left behind is so important,” she added.