During the April 10th city commission meeting, Commissioner Earl Maucker introduced a resolution that authorizes the installation of signage in the city’s parks and recreational areas to promote smoke-free public areas.
Commissioner Becky Lysengen, who seconded the motion, said it was residents, – especially parents, – who voiced their concerns to the mayor for the implementation of smoke-free parks.
“The mayor brought it to the commission, and I was very enthusiastic about this,” Lysegen said. “I researched other cities who had ordinances or policies for smoke-free parks.”
It took the commission one month, – from the public hearing to the vote, to implement the change, which was effective immediately following the April 10th meeting.
The policy affects all five major parks in Lighthouse Point.