Escondido bans smoking at outdoor dining areas, sidewalks

The Escondido City Council voted unanimously to move forward with an ordinance prohibiting smoking and vaping in outdoor dining areas, public places including sidewalks, and public events such as parades. The way the policy is written, the areas where smoking is permitted include 80 feet outside of a city-owned building, including the parking lot, as well as one’s home (unless […]