CITY OF LA MESA AMENDED SMOKING ORDINANCE TO GO INTO EFFECT MARCH 28, 2020
La Mesa, CA – On January 28, 2020 the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 2020-2878 updating and revising the regulation of smoking in the City of La Mesa. The Ordinance prohibits smoking in enclosed areas of employment and in public places including on streets, sidewalks and in unenclosed places of employment with limited exceptions:
- Twenty percent (20%) of the guestroom accommodations in a hotel, motel or similar transient lodging establishment;
- Retail or wholesale tobacco shops;
- Private smokers’ lounges (including hookah bars);
- Any restaurant and/or bar legally operating an outdoor dining and/or smoking facility continuously for not less than 60 days prior to March 28, 2020 and not located or encroaching upon City property or rights-of-way.
In addition, the Ordinance requires “No Smoking or Vaping” signs be clearly, sufficiently and conspicuously posted in the outside window of every building which is open to the public. A free downloadable “No Smoking or Vaping” sign is available on the City’s website at http://www.cityoflamesa.us/smokingordinance.
The new smoking regulations go into effect on Saturday, March 28, 2020.
If you have any questions, please contact City Clerk Megan Wiegelman at MWiegelman@cityoflamesa.us or call 619.667.1120.