Apr 8, 2012 6:05 PM by Kate Richards
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Boulder officials are looking into the possibility of banning smoking in more public areas, including downtown's Pearl Street Mall, public parks and the city's open space properties.
The Daily Camera reports Mayor Matt Appelbaum and other council members discussed the idea earlier this year during the leaders' annual retreat. The mayor says he hopes city leaders will agree to add the ban to the second half of the 2012 work plan later this year.
Boulder was among the first municipalities to adopt broad anti-smoking measures when, in 1995, it banned smoking in bars and restaurants, workplaces and retail stores. The rules allowed an exception in self-contained and ventilated areas, until a 2006 statewide ban on smoking in restaurants, bars and workplaces put an end to that.