The downtown shopping area in Pleasant Hill, Calif. could become the latest area to go smoke-free. Councilman Michael Harris originally envisioned a smoking ban to be applied to the downtown area last year, but it got lost in the midst of a heated debate about restricting gun sales. Now, the smoking ban will be back on the table at Monday night’s meeting.
If passed, it would join a long list of places where smoking has been banned, including areas in and around city facilities, parks, public open spaces, parking lots, bus stops, ATMs and certain multi-family housing units.
Pleasant Hill is located in Contra Costa County, a little more than 20 miles northeast of San Francisco. It has a population just over 30,000.