Smoking already was banned on state parks and beaches, as well as within 20 feet of municipal building entryways in South Portland and on athletic fields within 30 minutes of use.
The new ordinance carries a fine of $100 for the first public use of smoking or chewing tobacco, $250 for the second offence and $500 for each subsequent violation.
However, one passage reads, "Nothing in this ordinance shall prevent the enforcement agent from obtaining voluntary compliance by way of warning, notice or education."
You know what never mind.
I was all set to be sarcastic as usual but I just don't have it in me.
People came out and spoke up and their concerns were swept aside like so much garbage.