Senator Padilla’s Push to Move Tobacco Shops Away from Schools Pays Off

Last November, Senator Padilla sent a package to local officials throughout the state urging them to prohibit tobacco sales within 1000 feet of schools.  He included a model ordinance and a document from the Technical Assistance Legal Center (TALC).  On April 28, 2010, the Calabasas City Council adopted such an ordinance “prohibiting the sale of tobacco within 500 feet of schools.”  City Councilwoman Mary Sue Maurer said Padilla’s letter definitely influenced the Council’s decision to  pass the ordinance.  Has your city responded to Senator Padilla’s call by passing a local ordinance?

-Jack Nicholl

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