Petition Closed
Petitioning Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan and 8 others

Oakland City Council: Ban smoking around the perimeter of Lake Merritt.

At present, people are allowed to smoke all around the perimeter of Lake Merritt, as long as they are 25 feet away from a building. Bay Area residents of all ages visit the lake for fun and fitness. This experience is often marred by the presence of second-hand smoke which can be especially harmful for children, the elderly, and people with respiratory conditions. Let’s make Lake Merritt safe for all visitors by introducing a ban on smoking around the perimeter of the lake.

Letter to
Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan
Council District 3 Lynette Gison McElhaney
Council District 1 Dan Kalb
and 6 others
Council District 2 Patricia Kernighan
Council District 4 Libby Schaaf
Council District 5 Noel Gallo
Council District 6 Desley Brooks
Council District 7 Larry Reid
Chief of Staff for Jean Quan Anne Campbell Washington
Please help improve Oakland by creating a local ordinance to ban smoking around the perimeter of Lake Merritt. Oakland residents and visitors deserve a clean-air oasis when they visit the lake for fitness and recreation.