Susanville Police Chief Tom Downing is reminding the public that, for the first time, smoking will be prohibited on Main Street during the Historic Uptown Susanville Association’s big Safe and Sane Halloween event next week.
Chief Downing explained that in May of this year the Susanville City Council approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking during the Safe and Sane Halloween events in uptown Susanville.
This year’s event takes place next Wednesday, October 31st, from 3:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. Specifically the ordinance prohibits smoking on Main Street between Weatherlow and Roop Streets and the first blocks of Roop, Lassen, Gay, Union and Weatherlow Streets on both sides of Main Street during the Safe and Sane Halloween celebration.
“This is the first event since the passage of the smoking prohibition,” said Downing, “We would like to remind the public of this new law and ask for their cooperation while visiting the uptown Halloween event where children will be present.”
“Not only is second hand smoke hazardous to young children it also poses a danger to the children’s safety who many times are wearing costumes that may be flammable if they come into contact with hot cigarette embers.”
The Susanville Police Department, along with many other community public health partners, urges you to remain smoke free while at this event for the safety of the children in our community. Failure to comply could result in a citation being issued for a violation of the Susanville Municipal Code.
If you have any questions about this ordinance you can contact Chief Downing at the Susanville Police Department during regular business hours, or at (530) 257-5603.