Smokers in Jamestown, N.D. can continue to light up in city parks as on Monday, the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission rejected a proposal to ban smoking and the use of tobacco products in those areas.
While the first reading was approved in mid-August, the second reading never happened, as the commission voted 1-3 vote against holding the reading, according to the Jamestown Sun, which effectively rendered the proposal dead.
Concerns about enforcement and economic loss to the golf course were among those expressed at the commission’s meeting, as was the practicality of telling someone they can’t smoke outdoors.
Jamestown is located in the southeastern corner of the state, approximately 100 miles east of Bismarck. It has a population of just under 16,000 residents, making it the ninth most populous city in North Dakota.