The measure stops short of banning outdoor smoking because that's something the city doesn't have the authority to do. But it does ask the Florida Legislature to grant cities that power so Orlando officials can pursue an outright ban in the future.
"We want the public to realize our children need healthy areas to play in, and we can help with that," said Commissioner Sam Ings, who introduced the resolution.
Is there any place left besides home a smoker can smoke?
Oh wait sometimes you can't do that in your home either.
It's a depressing state of affairs when the city is begging the state legislature to give them the power to ban smoking in parks.
This is just getting sickening.
History tells us this stops,because it becomes an issue no one can afford to persue not because people suddenly change their minds.
I guess we aren't at that point yet.