Glenwood Council takes up smoking ban tonight |

Glenwood Council takes up smoking ban tonight

A smoking ban that would extend to Glenwood Springs’ downtown core area, as well as public parks and bus stops, is back before City Council tonight with another opportunity for public comment.

Earlier this month, council voted unanimously on first reading of the ordinance to impose the outdoor smoking ban.

The ban would extend to from 11th Street on Grand Avenue north across the Colorado River to Fifth Street behind the Hotel Colorado. It also extends to public parks and recreation areas, and smoking would be prohibited within 25 feet of transit stops and common, active or passive open space.

Council approved the new ordinance on first reading at its July 7 meeting with no members of the public present to speak. There will be a time for public comment on second reading at the meeting night, beginning at 6 p.m. at City Hall, 101 W. Eighth St.

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