Mad River Union
ARCATA – The Arcata City Council will revisit its smoking ban at its meeting tonight, March 4, and will consider expanding it to the entire city, with a “passing through” provision that allows smokers to keep on puffin’ as long as they keep on walkin’. The council meets at 6 p.m. at the Council Chamber, 736 F St. in Arcata.
The revised ordinance, if approved, would apply to all of the city’s streets and city-owned properties.
The “pass through” idea would, according to city staff, prevent smokers from congretating in one area. It would not apply to the outer perimeter of the Arcata Plaza or the Intermodal Transit Facility, which would be off limits to smokers, even those in transit.
However, smokers could traverse other parts of the city puffing away as long as they keep on moving.