The town council of Apple Valley, Calif. voted this week to ban smoking in all public parks and recreation facilities operated by the town effective on March 27. The move modifies an ordinance adopted in 2008 that provided designated areas within town parks for smoking.
Mayor Art Bishop told the council he had received numerous letters and e-mails from both individuals and agencies in support of the ban, according to VVDailyPress.com.
Apple Valley is located in the Victor Valley of San Bernardino County, approximately 90 miles northeast of Los Angeles. It is home to approximately 70,000 residents.