Zachary, La. appears destined to have a ban on smoking and the use of any tobacco product while on city property in the near future, as the city council voted unanimously on Tuesday to introduce an ordinance that would establish such a prohibition.
According to a report on TheAdvocate.com, Mayor David Amrhein said that the move comes in response to problems at the Zachary Food Pantry and Zachary Youth Park.
The ordinance would not criminalize the use of tobacco, and people could not be arrested for violating the law. Instead, police would simply ask those in violation to leave the area. The ban would not apply to city streets.
The ordinance must go through a public hearing before it can be enacted.