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Posted: Wednesday, 28 May 2014 12:20PM

St. Joseph Commission Hears Proposal To Ban Smoking On Beaches

A St. Joseph couple is advocating a smoking ban on public beaches at Tiscornia Park and Lions Park in the city. James Brooks and his wife Linda Hyde are frequent volunteers for beach clean-up efforts, and he told the city commission Tuesday night that they noticed on vacation in San Diego that there were no cigarette butts on the beaches there.


Brooks added he's aware there could be enforcement issues. City Manager Richard Lewis said if such an ordinance is passed, it would be very tough to police.


Commissioner Chris Heugel expressed his reservations about a possible ban.


The commission discussed Brooks' idea, with public works director Derek Perry reminding them the city has ordinances banning littering with signs posted at the beaches.


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