COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — The smoking ban on public beaches and parks in Naples is getting closer and closer thanks to the Naples City Council. In July, the state gave local governments like Naples the right to ban smoking in public places.
The members of the Council voted to write an ordinance that will be sent to the mayor on October 3. After that, there will be a second reading and the start of a public education campaign before the season starts.
“So we can be back to you with an ordinance for the first reading on October 3rd what the second reading the following month, launching a public education campaign in anticipation of the approval before a season starts,” Council Member said.
During the process of determining whether or not to implement the proposed ban, the officials of the city want to notify hotels located on beaches, work on developing messages and signs, and also inform the county.
The ordinance will be reviewed by the council the following month.