The C.A.R.E. (Clear Air for Residential Environments) Coalition of Sierra Madre visited City Council on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd to share their experiences with second hand smoke and to inform the City Council about steps local municipalities can take to protect the City residents who live apartments and condominiums from drifting second hand smoke in their homes.
If a neighbor smokes on their balcony, near open windows, in the hallways, staircases, etc., that smoke can travel through:
-- Air vents
-- Cracks in walls or floors
-- Along plumbing and electrical lines
-- Open windows
Following the public testimony of several coalition members to City Council Tuesday evening...Mayor Josh Moran announced that he would be placing the issue on the agenda to be discussed during an upcoming City Council meeting! This places C.A.R.E. one step closer to achieving its goals of allowing every Sierra Madre resident the opportunity to have a smoke-free home.
Check out the news coverage in the Sierra Madre Patch about the event!
To learn more about the C.A.R.E. coalition and to stay updated on smoke-free efforts in the community, "like" our page on facebook or visit our twitter: CARESierraMadre