The Coronado City Council will consider an amendment to the municipal code to ban smoking on public properties, such as parks, beaches and sidewalks at the 4 p.m. public meeting Tuesday.
The city is considering the smoking ban after complaints from residents about smokers on sidewalks and outdoor dining areas, said Lorenzo Hitley, director of tobacco program at Communities Against Substance Abuse. The group has lobbying for the smoking ban.
Coronado is following steps that other cities in the county have taken. Del Mar and El Cajon both have passed no-smoking ordinances in recent years. So far there hasn’t been any opposition to the proposed law in Coronado, Hitley said.
“I haven’t seen any concerns,” he said. “No public testimony against it.”
According to Community Against Substance Abuse, 67 percent of residents who took the survey on the city’s website support the law.
Tuesday’s afternoon meeting is the first reading and public comment of the proposed ordinance. If everything goes well, then a second draft will be presented and voted on at the Oct. 15 city council meeting and the law would go into effect Jan. 1, Hitley said.