Marquette bans smoking at city parks and beaches

Published on : Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Marquette, the largest city in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula recently decided to ban smoking at its city parks and beaches. The decision has been undertaken after the Marquette City Commission passed an amendment to an existing smoking ordinance and voted 7-0 to ban smoking at the city-owned parks and beaches. 


According to the latest amendment, smoking at all city-owned parks and beaches is prohibited covering an approximate of 20 parks and five beaches. Exceptions can be allowed at special events only if a permit is granted. The commission also debated including bike paths in the amendment but ultimately decided that further information was needed to make a decision.


A section of the ordinance that required signage in public places was also removed and the commission determined that it was unnecessary as the state law already required “no smoking” signs in those locations. Commission members also stated that the amendment will be a great benefit for public health.


Commissioner Frederick Stonehouse said in press statement that it is the best leap forward that the City of Marquette will have made for public health. Commissioner Evan Bonsall added that although it may be an inconvenience for some residents, the public benefits to the entire community that comes out of the latest rule outweigh all inconveniences. City Police Chief Blake Rieboldt lso shared that the process would begin with making smokers aware of the changes. He said that authorities will work with staff to formulate ways in which enforcement would be good.



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