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Concord, CA about to include e-cigs in outdoor smoking ban

Discussion in 'Legislation News' started by Tom09, Jun 7, 2011.

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  1. Tom09

    Tom09 Super Member ECF Veteran

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    short news report on a local smoking ban ( Contra Costa Times, May 10):
    more info in the May 9 meeting minutes:
     
  2. MoonRose

    MoonRose Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Thanks for the heads-up on this, Tom09.
     
  3. Godzilla

    Godzilla Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    Well, I will not be spending a dime more in that City. I am happy to shop next door in Pleasant Hill. Concord also recently approved a sales tax which is now near 10%. Hopefully all of their residents go next door to Pleasant Hill to do their shopping.
    Idiots have been in charge of Concord for way too long.
     
  4. Placebo Effect

    Placebo Effect Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    Godzilla, please consider attending the hearing to speak against this inane ban, and keep your ears open for anyone who is from Concord.

    If you PM me your contact info I'll keep you updated as the hearing approaches.
     
  5. flbutterfly1

    flbutterfly1 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    I haven't been to Concord for years. I guess the Berkely smoking ban is finding its way toward Concord. I am glad I left and will never be going back.
     
  6. Godzilla

    Godzilla Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    Anyone know any vapers in Concord CA?
     
  7. Placebo Effect

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  8. Godzilla

    Godzilla Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

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    Hey Placebo, clean out your message box :D

    I also sent a message to Michael at Digital Ciggz to see if he knows the fellow from Concord that was selling Tshirts for vapers.

    Geoff from TV may know someone since he is in the Bay Area. Do you know Geoff enough to ask?
     
  9. Placebo Effect

    Placebo Effect Ultra Member ECF Veteran

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    It's cleared now.

    I don't know Geoff at all.
     
  10. jj2

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    Go get em and good luck!!!
     
  11. JustJulie

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    I sent a PM to Geoff at Tasty Vapor. While I do not know him personally, he seems like a stand-up guy. Hopefully, he'll be willing to help. If he's in the Bay Area, Concord is right there in his backyard.

    As we saw with Pierce County/Tacoma, vendors who choose to get involved can make a huge difference. (Kudos to the Vaporium in Lakewood, WA for getting involved and helping obtain some significant concessions for indoor e-cigarette use in Pierce County, WA.)
     
  12. JustJulie

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    Concord (CA) City Council:

    1950 Parkside Drive, MS/01
    Concord, CA 94519
    Phone: (925) 671-3158
    Fax: (925) 798-0636
    citycouncil@ci.concord.ca.us

    Council members:

    Mayor Laura M. Hoffmeister
    Vice Mayor Ron Leone
    Councilmember Tim Grayson
    Councilmember Daniel C. Helix
    Councilmember William D. Shinn
    Concord City Treasurer Thomas J. Wentling

    Note that the plan is to submit a proposal to the City Council in July. The City Council meets on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesday of each month.
     
  13. Thulium

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    Kim & Steve Thompson and their entire family are great people with a great story: Kim saved the cash she wasn't spending on 2+ packs day. After about 7 months of wishing there was a physical e-cig store, Steve pointed out that she'd saved enough money to start one! Vaping literally paid for itself and the Vaporium is the impressive result.

    E-cig businesses really need to pay attention to when bans like this pop up--not only to protect their ability to do business, but by getting involved and active you have some unique opportunities to expand or promote your business when the news media show up...or just share your "ware" with other vaping aficionados who care enough to show up for a public hearing like Carl from Refindvapor.com (Many many thanks also to Carl for working with Greg to get the audio at all 3 meetings!!!). Meeting at the bar after turned into an impromptu vape meet, and I'm sure that both Carl and Kim made at least a few loyal customers. ;)

    Even if you don't think a regulation would effect your business, why miss an opportunity to network with the people or businesses that are impacted? If you are in an area that is implementing a smoking ban that doesn't include e-cigarettes, a savvy salesman would be at the courthouse talking to the bar owners who are upset because they know many of their customers will stay home if they can't smoke at the bar.... 'Nah mean?

    The antis have a hard time believing that CASAA isn't a paid industry shill, but I think part of that is because there's some seriously underused marketing opportunities at these public meetings. :p
     
  14. Tom09

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    This just came up from a sleeping Google Alert, once set up to search for the Concord smoking ban:

    Contra Costa Times 09/25/2011
    From OP (06/2011): “The Committee also asked staff to include e-cigarettes as part of the smoking ban ordinance.” Don’t know if e-cigs are actually included in the ordinance now up to vote.
     
  15. rothenbj

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    Inch by inch, yard by yard.......it will never stop unless someone stops them.
     
  16. Placebo Effect

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    Yep, they're included.

    http://www.ci.concord.ca.us/pdf/citygov/agendas/council/2011/0927/4A.pdf

     
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    DC2 Tootie Puffer Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I love San Francisco, and most of the surrounding area.
    Beautiful city, lots to do there too.

    But if I ever consider moving up north to that area, please shoot me.
     
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