The Clear Lake City Council passed the second of three readings necessary to ban smoking in city parks and spaces.
The Council voted 4-1 Monday night, Oct. 2, to approve the ordinance, which also includes the ban of all tobacco and nicotine products, e-cigarettes and vaping devices.
As he did at the first reading, At-large Councilman Gary Hugi voted against the ordinance. Hugi previously stated he did not think it is necessary to ban smokeless tobacco products, saying they pose no second-hand danger to the public.
The third reading of the ordinance will likely occur at the Council’s next regular meeting, which will be Monday night, Oct. 16.