No New Tobacco Retailers, 'Project Read' Funded: City Council Preview

A look at some of the items on the City Council's agenda for Wednesday evening.

As , which would add an additional $1 tax on each pack of cigarettes sold in the country, the South San Francisco City Council has an item on its agenda for this Wednesday's meeting that could prevent any new tobacco retailers from setting up shop in the city limits.

Item eight under "Legislative Business" on this week's agenda reads, "Waive reading and adopt an Ordinance making findings and amending the City of South San Francisco Municipal Code adding Chapter 20.420, prohibiting the operation of new significant tobacco retailers."

The agenda does not specify what constitutes a "significant" retailer. 

Another item on the agenda will deal with the City accepting a $40,000 grant from the Woodlawn Foundation to help fund the library's Project Read program, and amend the library's operational budget for the fiscal year 2011-2012.

Project Read aims to help local adults and their families achieve their literacy and financial goals.

A copy of the City Council's agenda is included in the PDF document attached to this article.

Meetings of the South San Francisco City Council take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Community Room of the Municipal Services Building at 33 Arroyo Dr. Members of the public are invited to attend and make comments during select points in the meeting.

For more information, visit the City's website at www.ssf.net.

Rob Chapman April 23, 2012 at 11:34 PM
Yep, "agenda" is right. Right now it's discriminating against stores that want to sell tobacco, next it will discriminating against smokers themselves. One by one, Bay Area cities are becoming police states. You can't sell this, you can't eat that, you can't smoke here, you can't sit there. Yes, I realize my post might be slightly off topic, but what I said is true. And SSF, banning new tobacco stores is just the start. What happens if SSF decides they don't want new fast food places? Or candy stores? Once the precedent is set, there's no stopping it.


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