Minutes

             
7 Consideration and Adoption of Ordinance No. 2018-43:  An ordinance amending Flagstaff City Code Chapter 7-05, Smokefree Air, to change the Title of Flagstaff City Code, Chapter 7-05 to "SMOKE-FREE/TOBACCO-FREE AIR" and to prohibit the the use of electronic cigarettes, vaping, and all other tobacco products where smoking is already prohibited in the City of Flagstaff. (An ordinance banning electronic cigarettes and similar devices where smoking is already prohibited).         
 
  The following individuals addressed Council regarding Ordinance No. 2018-43:
  • Jason White
  • David Morris
  • Bernice Carver
  • Veronica Vargas
The following comments were received:
  • Concerned that business owners were not aware of the ordinance.
  • Vaping was a way for me to stop smoking.
  • It would be helpful for business owners and industry leaders be involved in these types of conversations in the future.
  • Proud of the youth coalitions and what they have done.
  • The fight against the tobacco industry is never ending.
  • There are so many harmful substances in tobacco and there is unnecessary suffering by victims of secondhand smoke.
  • Thank you for championing tobacco prevention in Flagstaff.
  • This ordinance will make a difference in the community and have positive effects on the health and wellbeing of people.
  • Thank you for supporting your mission.
 
  Moved by Councilmember Scott Overton, seconded by Vice Mayor Jamie Whelan to read Ordinance No. 2018-43 by title only for the final time.
  Vote: 6 - 0 - Unanimously
  AN ORDINANCE OF THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF FLAGSTAFF, COCONINO COUNTY, ARIZONA, AMENDING FLAGSTAFF CITY CODE TITLE 7, HEALTH AND SANITATION, CHAPTER 7-05, SMOKEFREE AIR CHANGING THE NAME OF THE CHAPTER TO “SMOKE-FREE/TOBACCO-FREE AIR” AND AMENDING SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 7-05 TO PROHIBIT THE USE OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES; ESTABLISHING SEVERABILITY; AND ESTABLISHING AN EFFECTIVE DATE
 
  Moved by Councilmember Jim McCarthy, seconded by Vice Mayor Jamie Whelan to adopt Ordinance No. 2018-43.
  Vote: 6 - 0 - Unanimously