After being delayed from getting its second vote in mid-September, this week a parks smoking ban was unanimously approved by the Erie City Council.
The full text of the ban has not yet been posted by the city, but the bill will prohibit the use of tobacco in recreational areas, parks and playgrounds. Violators would be subject to a fine of $100.
However, during September discussions about the ban, there were mentions of designated smoking areas being created, with the city planning to announce where these areas would be.
Erie is home to approximately 96,000 residents.