LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)- The Lafayette City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that would ban smoking on any city property.
Mayor Tony Rosworski says the parks department passed a resolution that doesn't allow people to smoke in city parks. To match that ordinance, the city council voted in favor to do the same for city-owned property. He says the ordinance will not allow anyone to smoke on city properties like Riehle Plaza or the sidewalks that border them. It's a move the mayor says most people will welcome.
"Most people would prefer not to have to walk through smoke when they are using publicly owned city property and we are trying to make sure that happens," said Mayor Roswarski.
The ordinance doesn't affect any businesses or private property. The mayor says he plans on signing the ordinance on Tuesday which is when it would go into effect.
When asked if vaping would also be prohibited the mayor said he would have to check with the city lawyer to see. To read the ordinance click here.