Steve Morgan speaking now, says Nobody wants to go to festival and have to sit next to smoker. Lots of kids there too.
Mayor asks about dipping/snuffing. Those aren't covered by ban but it's alright as long as have a cup. Mayor adds: or "as long as they swallow."
Covers every park in city, Steve Morgan says.
Watkins suggests just banning during events. That way if they're all alone, they can enjoy their smoke, he says.
Council now voting on banning smoking, including e-cigs, during public events. Atty says it would cover special events.
Ban on smoking during special events passes 5-0
City Manager John Duckett now speaking on ordinance banning camping.
Says it's modeled on Sacramento ordinance
Councilwoman Pam Morgan asks what it means when the ordinance says camping Facility. Basically a camp, city attorney says.
If family comes in and stays for a week, they could only camp for three days, Duckett says.
What does "camping" mean, Watkins asks. Concerned about friends family staying at his property in a camper
He Wants ordinance to expressly exempt RVs. Also, Morgan asks about making it seven days with owner's permission.
Kern says he's concerned about the time limit. Attorney says "we operate on complaint system."
Public comment. First up is former councilwoman Rose Smith.
She said she's worried three day limit could cause issues. Relative often has family who stays in RV when they visit.
Also asks about who enforces it.
Duckett says probably code enforcement.
Morgan says get rid of time frame and say camps with common sense.
Now voting on ordinance without limits on time for camping and that specifically exempts RVs
Ordinance passes 5-0 but note, all three ordinances will have second readings.
Alright I'm out (have to go write and eat dinner). Visit Redding.com soon for a recap.