The Clatsop County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously this week to ban smoking, tobacco and electronic cigarette use in county parks. Marijuana was also included in the ban.
According to the Daily Astorian, a total of nine parks are affected by the ban.
The ban has been in the works for several months, as the the Clatsop County Recreational Lands Planning Advisory Committee voiced its support for the ban last November. A public comment period began in mid-April and wrapped up prior to the vote, with no one commenting at the commissioners’ meeting.
Clatsop County is loctaed in the northwest corner of Oregon and had a 2013 estimate of 37,244 residents. It includes the cities of Astoria, Cannon Beach and Seaside.