Smoking Ban Considered
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.
(AP) -- Officials in Beverly Hills will vote on a smoking ban for
outdoor diners. The proposal prohibits smoking at restaurant patios
and poolside bars and eateries at hotels.
It would be similar
to outdoor smoking bans adopted in Burbank, Calabasas and Santa
Opponents say the proposed ban could prompt smokers
to eat at restaurants in nearby Los Angeles or West Hollywood, where
is allowed outdoors. They say that would cost Beverly
Hills sales tax revenue.
The proposal calls for city staff to
evaluate the effects of the measure. If the ban causes too many
problems, the City Council can repeal
the ordinance before May
31, next year.
5/29/2007 6:06:56 AM
Updated: 5/29/2007 12:23:14