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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.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Councilmember At-Large
    Rebecca Kaplan
  • Council District 3
    Lynette Gison McElhaney
  • Council District 1
    Dan Kalb
  • 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


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