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Tobacco ban, event business licenses in the works for city council

East Oregonian

Published on September 29, 2017 4:19PM

There are no action items for Tuesday’s Pendleton City Council meeting, but council may set themselves up for further action at the Oct. 17 meeting.

The meat of the agenda is three first readings of ordinances, two of which involve a smoking ban in city parks and the expansion of the city’s temporary business license rules to include vendors at Pendleton Bike Week and Pendleton Whisky Music Fest.

The smoking ban would prohibit the use of all tobacco products at city parks, carrying an enforcement power that wasn’t included in an administrative rule passed in 2013 that banned smoking within 20 feet of a public playground.

When a non-enforceable rule applicable to all parks was put before the council at its last meeting, only Councilor Paul Chalmers voted for it.

The vendor business license ordinance would add Bike Week and Whisky Fest vendors to the list of temporary businesses that pay for a license.

Vendors with a permanent location in city limits are required to pay $100 while vendors without one pay $160.

The council will meet at 7 p.m. at the council chambers in city hall, 500 S.W. Dorion Ave.


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