At its meeting on Wednesday, the Marietta City Council gave final approval to an ordinance that will prohibit smoking on all public property of the city’s downtown core, such as sidewalks, streets and alleys. The affected area is just under 20 square blocks, and includes the Marietta Square Market and Glover Park.
The council also passed a related ban that will prevent restaurants who lease sidewalk space from the city from allowing customers to smoke in those areas.
Both bans are set to go into effect immediately.
Marietta is home to just over 61,000 residents.