City Takes Action on Tobacco Dealers
On Jan. 26 City Council directed staff to prepare an ordinance requiring of tobacco retailers be licensed. The ordinance would also include a ban on the sale of menthol and other flavored tobacco. Licensed tobacco dealers will need to pay an annual fee.
A draft of the ordinance is available at alamedaca.gov/
residents/smoke-policies. The city has scheduled a meeting with Alameda tobacco retailers and the public to review this draft and document community feedback.
The meeting has been set for Monday, Sept. 10, at 9 a.m. in Alameda City Hall, City Council Chambers, third floor, 2263 Santa Clara Ave.
At the meeting, city staff will present key sections of the draft ordinance and hear retailer’s comments on the provisions in the ordinance. Public comments will be included in the November presentation of the draft ordinance to the Council. Free materials from the state will be available at the meetings to ensure retailers are in compliance with California law.