short news report on a local smoking ban ( Contra Costa Times, May 10):
more info in the May 9 meeting minutes:CONCORD -- The City Council will consider a proposed smoking ban on sidewalks in the city's downtown after it was recommended Monday by a council subcommittee. [...]
The hearing date has not yet been set, but the council will consider the matter in the next few months [...].
[...]The Committee also asked staff to include e-cigarettes as part of the smoking ban ordinance.
Staff was directed to move forward with a report to the City Council in July 2011, along with a draft ordinance [...]