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December 8, 1994
Re: "Restaurateurs Say Councilman Double-Crossed Them" (Dec. 4). Boy, was I steamed at how City Councilman Tony Vazquez double-crossed the restaurant owners who paid him to vote against a restrictive smoking law. But here's my question: Is there a menu or a price list of how much votes cost? Does each council member publish his or her own, or are these things negotiable, like for congressional representatives? I need to get a zoning law changed in a hurry and I was wondering who the cheapest council members are because I don't have a lot of money and some comparison shopping guidelines would sure help.
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OPINION
September 22, 2002
Mission Viejo's proposed anti-smoking ordinance appeared to go up in smoke on Monday night. I was there and watched it happen. It would appear that Mission Viejo does not yet have the courage to protect its citizens. While I certainly appreciate the difficulty of the city's position, I feel strongly that this is an ordinance that must be approved soon for the safety of all citizens. No one would argue that this is a simple problem. People have rights in this country. We take great pride, and rightly so, in protecting personal rights.
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NEWS
October 27, 1988
It took another public hearing to do it--the third this year--but Santa Monica has finally passed what appears to be a final version of a smoking ordinance for the city's restaurants. A last-minute push to obtain an exemption for restaurants with fewer than 50 seats failed. All restaurants will now be required to set aside at least 60% of their seats as nonsmoking sections. The City Council adopted the law Tuesday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2002 | DAVE McKIBBEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After listening to hours of emotional testimony from residents, the Mission Viejo City Council on Monday backed down from adopting a measure that would have been one of the toughest anti-smoking ordinances in the nation. The proposal would have prohibited smoking in city buildings, grounds and public parks. Using tobacco would have been outlawed inside city-owned cars and any property leased by the city, including the local YMCA.
NEWS
March 13, 1986
The City Council has approved a modified version of a citywide smoking ordinance that had been called "the toughest in the state" by an American Cancer Society official. The new law, which will go into effect in less than two months, forbids smoking in retail stores, food markets, buses and shuttles, taxicabs, theaters, elevators, libraries, hospitals, restrooms, galleries, child-care and senior-citizen facilities, pharmacies and public offices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1985
City Manager J. William Little will ask the City Council to postpone a vote on a smoking ordinance on Tuesday's agenda "to wait and see what the county does," he said. The Board of Supervisors last week scheduled a public hearing on the issue for May 21. Several of the supervisors have indicated they will support a tough anti-smoking ordinance similar to one recently adopted by Laguna Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 1989
Responding to complaints about its toughly worded smoking ordinance, the Beverly Hills City Council on Tuesday voted 5 to 0 to give final approval to a revised ordinance allowing smoking in 40% of restaurant dining areas and exempting existing establishments from a requirement that they install ventilation systems. The original ordinance was one of the toughest smoking laws in the nation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 30, 1994 | BILL BILLITER
A tough anti-smoking ordinance is scheduled to come before the City Council on Sept. 6, and its sponsor, Councilwoman Eva G. Miner, says the measure has strong citywide support. "I introduced this ordinance because I think secondhand (cigarette) smoke is a killer," said Miner in an interview. "I've received a lot of support, including 75 letters from students at Kennedy High School who say they are opposed to smoking."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 2, 1994 | FRED ALVAREZ
The Oxnard City Council on Tuesday ordered a review of the city's smoking ordinance to determine whether it needs to be beefed up in the wake of concerns over secondhand smoke. At the request of Mayor Manuel Lopez, council members unanimously agreed to ask city staff members to study the issue and bring back a report next month. "There are five cities that have recently upgraded their smoking ordinances and the county has likewise upgraded its ordinance," Lopez said.
NEWS
March 3, 1988
At the request of the Lakewood City Council, Mayor Marc Titel will organize a citizens committee to study a proposed citywide smoking ordinance. At Tuesday night's council meeting, Titel is expected to recommend guidelines and objectives for the group and set a timetable for developing the measure. The measure would prohibit smoking in all city-owned and maintained buildings and would regulate it in most non-residential buildings, according to a report by City Atty. John Todd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 1, 1998
The City Council has given final approval to a tough new anti-smoking ordinance that goes beyond state law, including a citywide ban on cigarette machines and the first effort in the county to outlaw cigarette displays that are not behind checkout counters. The ordinance approved late Monday also requires sales clerks to check the identification of anyone buying tobacco who appears to be younger than 21, and bans smoking in large hotel lobbies.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 1998 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Pasadena City Council has given preliminary approval to tough new anti-smoking regulations that go beyond state law, including a citywide ban on cigarette machines and the first effort in the county to outlaw cigarette displays that are not behind checkout counters. The council also voted late Monday to require salesclerks to check the identification of anyone buying tobacco who appears to be younger than 21, and to ban smoking in large hotel lobbies.
NEWS
January 10, 1998 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Smoking is an intimate part of the Balkan ethos--like tea-drinking in England and popcorn-eating at American movies. In Bosnia, doctors smoke. Kids smoke. So do their grandparents. And there is no such thing as a nonsmoking section in restaurants or public buildings. But that is about to change. Bosnian officials are on the verge of pushing through this country's first wide-ranging smoking ordinance.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 22, 1995 | JEFF McDONALD
After a heated debate that pitted restaurant owners and bingo parlor operators against health officials and relatives of cancer victims, the Ventura City Council has refused to relax its strict smoking ban. The city ordinance requires restaurant owners to immediately prohibit smoking in lounge areas or install ventilation systems to protect diners from secondhand smoke.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 1995 | LYNN FRANEY
The City Council has postponed until Feb. 28 further discussion of whether to make the city's smoking ordinance tougher than the new state law, which bans smoking in most workplaces. Councilman R. Craig Scott has suggested that, by banning smoking in all Laguna Hills bars, the council impose tougher restrictions on smoking than those contained in the state law.
NEWS
December 8, 1994
Re: "Restaurateurs Say Councilman Double-Crossed Them" (Dec. 4). Boy, was I steamed at how City Councilman Tony Vazquez double-crossed the restaurant owners who paid him to vote against a restrictive smoking law. But here's my question: Is there a menu or a price list of how much votes cost? Does each council member publish his or her own, or are these things negotiable, like for congressional representatives? I need to get a zoning law changed in a hurry and I was wondering who the cheapest council members are because I don't have a lot of money and some comparison shopping guidelines would sure help.
NEWS
September 25, 1994 | SIMON ROMERO
Following a fire last week that ripped through a rental guest house, killing four people and injuring four others, the City Council unanimously passed an emergency ordinance requiring smoke detectors in all residential rental units. State law requires smoke detectors in all multifamily dwelling units, but the new city ordinance requires that detectors approved by the county fire marshal be installed and maintained in all rental units except those that are owner occupied.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 16, 1994 | J.E. MITCHELL
Saying a statewide smoking initiative backed by a cigarette maker was misleading and would serve to nullify local smoking ordinances, the Camarillo City Council has approved a resolution condemning the proposition. The council voted 4 to 1 Wednesday to oppose Proposition 188, an initiative backed by tobacco giant Philip Morris. The proposal would allow business owners to decide for themselves whether to permit smoking on their premises, preempting state and local ordinances.
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