Vote now in the 2021 Best of San Antonio Readers Poll.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

San Antonio Considering Banning Smoking at Main Plaza, Travis Park

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 6:05 AM

click to enlarge WIKIMEDIA
  • Wikimedia

While San Antonio bills itself as meeting national "Smoke Free City" standards, puffing on a cigarette at Main Plaza in the heart of downtown is perfectly legal.

The city, however, may amend its smoking ordinance to prohibit smoking in Main Plaza, by the San Fernando Cathedral and at Travis Park.



The Center City Development & Operations recommended the changes Monday at the Neighborhoods and Livability Committee, according to online agenda records.

You're already not allowed to smoke at the San Antonio Zoo; in all outdoor sports arenas, stadiums and amphitheaters; at pavilions and playgrounds located in city-owned parks; in and within 2- feet of public transit stations, platforms and shelters under the city's authority; or within the public right-of-way or in an seating along the Fiesta Battle of Flowers Parade, the Fiesta Flambeau Parade and the Texas Cavaliers River Parade.

The request comes after the Main Plaza Conservancy asked the city to prohibit smoking at Main Plaza and Portal San Fernando Cathedral earlier this year. The cathedral supports the request, according to the city.

For this to become reality, the City Council would have to vote to amend the smoking ordinance.

Here's a copy of San Antonio's smoking rules:

Smoking Ordinance


Tags: , , , , , , ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation