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File #: 17-559    Version: 1 Name: Tobacco Retailers Ordinance
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 10/2/2017 Final action: 10/16/2017
Enactment date: 10/16/2017 Enactment #: Ordinance 2017-017
Title: An ORDINANCE Of The City Of San Leandro Adding Chapter 4.36 "Tobacco Retailers" To The San Leandro Municipal Code To Require The Licensure Of Tobacco Retailers And To Regulate The Sale Of Cigars, Cigarillos And Electronic Cigarettes
Attachments: 1. Tobacco Retailer Ordinance.pdf, 2. Tobacco Retailers License Ordinance Exhibit A Text Amendments 10 2 17.pdf, 3. 2nd reading Tobacco Retailers License Ordinance Exhibit A Text Amendments 10 2 17.pdf

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An ORDINANCE Of The City Of San Leandro Adding Chapter 4.36 "Tobacco Retailers" To The San Leandro Municipal Code To Require The Licensure Of Tobacco Retailers And To Regulate The Sale Of Cigars, Cigarillos And Electronic Cigarettes

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WHEREAS, the California Constitution, Article XI, Section 7, provides cities and counties with the authority to enact ordinances to protect the health, safety, welfare, and morals of their citizens; and

WHEREAS, California courts have affirmed the power of a city to regulate business activity in order to discourage violations of law in such cases as Cohen v. Board of Supervisors (1985) 40 Cal.3d 277, Bravo Vending v. City of Rancho Mirage (1993) 16 Cal.App.4th 383, and Prime Gas v. City of Sacramento (2010) 184 Cal.App.4th 697; and

WHEREAS, local zoning controls allow local governments to regulate the operation of lawful businesses to avoid circumstances that facilitate violations of state, federal, and local laws; and

WHEREAS, based in part on the information contained in this section, the City Council finds that the failure of tobacco retailers to comply with all tobacco control laws, particularly laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to minors, presents an imminent threat to the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents of the City San Leandro; and

WHEREAS, approximately 480,000 people die in the United States from tobacco-related diseases every year, making it the nation's leading cause of preventable death;1 and

WHEREAS, the California Legislature has recognized the danger of tobacco use and has made reducing youth access to tobacco products a high priority, as evidenced by the following:

* The Legislature has declared that smoking is the single most important source of preventable disease and premature death in California; that keeping children from beginning to use tobacco products in any form shall be among the highest priorities in disease prevention for the ...

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