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DPHAB Requests Enforcement of City's Smoking Ban in Dana Point Harbor

In February the City of Dana Point enacted a new ordinance prohibiting smoking in public places within the city. It came as a surprise to many in the Dana Point Harbor community that the new smoking ban could not be enforced within the harbor. County regulations supersede City regulations, and there are no County rules prohibiting smoking within OC Parks properties, which our harbor is. Members of the Dana Point Harbor community asked the DPHAB to review and consider this matter, which it did at the April meeting. After presentations by County and City representatives, and examination by the group, the Dana Point Harbor Advisory Board voted unanimously to request the County of Orange Board of Supervisors consent to the enforcement of the City's smoking ban in Dana Point Harbor. This request has been submitted respectfully to our 5th District Supervisor Lisa Bartlett for consideration. Check back here for updates.