On Wednesday, the City of Turlock Parks, Arts, and Recreation Commission (PARC) will hear a presentation on banning smoking in City parks.
The suggestion to ban smoking in Turlock parks was brought up at the Aug. 13 PARC meeting by the Girl Scout Troop 3289.
The Girl Scouts asked the City of Turlock to consider banning smoking in all Turlock parks and PARC requested the item be placed on a future agenda to be discussed.
In addition to the Girl Scouts, Ken Fitzgerald, of the Stanislaus County Office of Education Smoke-Free Parks Initiative, will give a presentation on banning smoking in Turlock parks.
Fitzgerald gave a presentation in January 2013 to the Parks and Recreation Commission, as it was called at the time, about the same topic. At the time, the Commission voted in support of the concept of a smoking ban in parks, but no ordinance was ever approved.
According to the PARC agenda, no vote is planned to decide whether a smoking ban in Turlock parks would be put in place.
PARC is also expected to hear the following at Wednesday’s meeting:
- A staff update for the Swanson-Centennial Dog Park grand opening.
- A staff update for the EEA Young Eagles Program.
- An Arts update.
- A Commission update to City Council.
PARC will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Yosemite Room of Turlock City Hall, 156 S. Broadway.