The Ione City Council unanimously approved the second reading of an ordinance that will completely ban smoking in city parks.
The ban also applies to e-cigarettes and all other lit products designed to be smoked. It extends to all areas in the city’s current and future parks, though does include a provision for designated smoking areas to be established. It also includes a provision that smoking shall be prohibited within 20 feet of parks, or close enough for smoke to travel into an area or building, whichever of those distances is greater.
The ordinance was passed at the council’s Dec. 18 meeting and is set to go into effect 30 days following its passage.
Ione is home to just over 7,000 residents and is located 40 miles southeast of Sacramento.