§ 2-230.01. Smoking, Vaping and other tobacco products.  

Effective on Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • (a) The purpose of this policy is to protect the public health, comfort, and environment for citizens and employees by creating areas in public places and at public meetings that are reasonably free from tobacco products smoke, and to comply with Florida Statutes, the Florida Clean Air Act.

    (b) No employee may smoke or vape in any city building, facility or vehicle. This includes, but is not limited to, private offices, hallways, rest rooms, conference rooms and break rooms, even with only one occupant.

    (c) Smoking, vaping and other tobacco use is permitted outdoors except for the following conditions:

    (1) Whenever a safety hazard exists;

    (2) In any area where smoking, vaping and other tobacco use is specifically prohibited by federal, state, county or city ordinance;

    (3) In any area posted "No Smoking".

    (d) The city manager is responsible for ensuring city-wide implementation of this policy. Department heads and managers are responsible for uniform implementation of this policy in their respective work areas, facilities and buildings.

    (e) Violation of this policy shall subject the employee to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

    (f) Citizens, clients, contractors and visitors to city facilities are expected to comply with this policy. Violators will be requested to extinguish their smoking material or leave the building/facility area if they refuse to do so.

(Ord. No. 2001-08, § 1, 6-19-01; Ord. No. 2007-05, § 1, 3-20-07; Ord. No. 2017-07, § 1, 04-18-2017)