News Alert: Needles, CA: Smoking prohibitions within city playground areas and prohibiting electronic smoking devices within city facilities ordinance on Needles City Council’s agenda Tuesday.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: City of Needles’ City Clerk’s Office (Information):

Needles, California: Members of the Needles City Council will be discussing and taking action on an ordinance expanding smoking prohibitions within the City to include playground areas and prohibiting the use of electronic smoking devices within City of Needles owned facilities.

According to the City of Needles, agenda item 10; waive the reading and order posted Ordinance No. 631-AC amending, in part, Chapter 2, Article VIII of the Needles Municipal Code expanding smoking prohibitions within the City to include playground areas and prohibiting the use of electronic smoking devices within City-owned facilities (1st Reading – Post).

At the June 9, 2020, Needles City Council meeting, an agenda item presented by the Needles Bright Futures Coalition was discussed and, on recommendation of the Parks & Recreation Commission, an ordinance was prepared to amend the city code to expand no smoking in playground areas and prohibiting the use of electronic smoking devices within city-owned facilities.

The is no critical timeline, but as for fiscal impact, cost to prepare and process an ordinance and approximately $1000 for signs in all parks/playgrounds.

According to the City of Needles, recommendation is waive the reading and order posted Ordinance No. 631-AC amending, in part, Chapter 2, Article VIII of the Needles Municipal Code expanding smoking prohibitions within the City to include playground areas and prohibiting the use of electronic smoking devices within City-owned facilities.

** Agenda Packet: **

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Agenda Item #10 will be presented during the Regular Meeting of the Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority which is schedule to start at 6:00 p.m. PT on Tuesday, June 9th, 2020 inside the Needles City Council Chambers, located at 1111 Bailey Avenue near J Street.

The City of Needles wants to remain the public that the Needles City Council is continuing to hold meetings pursuant to the provisions of the Governor’s Executive Order N-29-20 which suspends certain requirements of the Ralph M. Brown Act. As a result of the California’s Executive Order to “Stay-At-Home”, in person participation at the Needles City Council meetings is not allowed at this time and the Needles City Council Chambers are not open to the public.

The public may attend this meeting via telephonically by calling the following number: 1 (866) 576-7975 then put in the Participant Access number 853544 and may submit any comments in writing prior to the meeting by emailing: djones@cityofneedles.com

The Needles City Council and Needles Public Utility Authority Meeting will be broadcast live at ZachNews on Facebook.

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For more information regarding the Needles City Council Meetings, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at the City of Needles at: 1 (760) 326-2113 Ext. 145 or Press 2.

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