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New effort would ban people from smoking in Independence apartments


THE IDEA GOES BEFORE THE CITY
COUNCIL TONIGHT. KMBC 9’S BIANCA BELTRAN IS LIVE
TO TALK ABOUT THE PROPOSED
ORDINANC
>>IT IS PART OF THE NUMBER OF
CHANGES THEY ARE THINKING ABOUT
MEETING. NO SMOKING WITHIN 25 FEET OF THE
ENTRANCE. WHEN IDEA IS CHAINED THAT THE 15
FEET AND THE OTHER HAS WITH
APARTMENTS. THE CITY SAYS THIS HAVE TO DO
WITH ALBERT SAFETY AND HEALTH,
BUT SOME RESIDENTS SAYING THIS
IS GOING TO FAR PURE>>SMELL IS
THE NUMBER ONE REASON. — GOING TO FAR.>>SMELL IS THE NUMBER ONE
REASON.>>THAT’S WHY CHRIS SAYS HIS
PROPERTY MANAGEMENT COMPANY
DOESN’T ALLOW SMOKING IN ITS
RENTALS. HE SUPPORTS THE IDEA OF
PROHIBITING SMOKING IN
MULTI-UNIT HOUSING COMPLEXES BUT
QUESTIONS HOW THE CITY OF
INDEPENDENCE WILL ENFORCE IT.>>WHAT IF YOU OWN A CONDO. NOW I HAVE PRETTY RIGHTS. YOU I HAVE THE RIGHT TO SMOKE? — DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO SMOKE?>>COUNCILMAN ROBERSON SAYS THE
CITY IS LOOKING TO UPDATE ITS
CLEAN INDOOR AIR ACT FOR HEALTH
AND SAFETY REASONS.>>THE FIRE CHIEF AND THE FIRE
DEPARTMENT SAY MOST LOCALITIES
— LOCALITIES — FATALITIES
OCCUR PEOPLE SMOKE. PROPOSED CHANGES WOULD ALSO
>>PROPOSED CHANGES WOULD ALSO
PROHIBIT SMOKING ON CITY
PROPERTY INCLUDING PARKS AND
RECREATION AREAS. HE SAYS THE GOAL IS TO LIMIT
EXPOSURE TO FAMILIES WITH
CHILDREN.>>WE DON’T WANT IT TO IMPINGE
ON SOMEONE ELSE’S RIGHT TO HAVE
CLEAN AIR.

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