Cleveland City Council changes proposed smoking ban to allow smoking on city-owned golf courses

CLEVELAND - Cleveland City Council members discussed amendments to a proposed smoking ban Monday morning.

Under the plan, it would be illegal for people to smoke in any city parks, downtown malls or Public Square and within 150 feet of any city-owned place of employment. But council approved an amendment that would allow smoking on city-owned golf courses.

There will also be a 6 to 8-month grace period for infractions, if the plan is approved.

The ordinance also includes banning the sale of prepared food containing artificial trans fat.

Council will continue discussing the plan Monday at 2 p.m. in a financial meeting at city hall.

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