A park smoking ban appears to be headed for passage in Roosevelt City, Utah, as the city’s councilmen reviewed a proposal at their meeting on May 20 and have given the go-ahead for public comment on the ordinance, which has received approval from the city’s legal counsel.
The ordinance would prohibit the use of any tobacco product or e-cigarette in a Roosevelt City park, though it does provide for designated smoking areas. It also includes a ban on alcohol use within city parks. The ordinance will get its public hearing on Tuesday, June 17 at the Roosevelt City Building.
The proposal was started by a group called OUTRAGE, comprised of anti-tobacco students from Union High School, according to the Uintah Basin Standard.
Roosevelt City is located about 140 miles east of Salt Lake City and is part of Duchesne County, with a population of just over 6,000 people.