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  Regular-Health & Human Services   #   42.    
Board of Supervisors Community Health  
Meeting Date: 08/01/2017  
Brief Title:    Smoke-free County Properties Ordinance
From: Karen Larsen, LMFT, Director, Health & Human Services Agency
Staff Contact: Ron Chapman, MD, MPH, Health Officer, Health & Human Services Agency, x8765

Subject
Waive second reading, receive public comment and adopt ordinance amending Chapter 18 of Title 6 designating County-owned or leased properties as smoke-free, which will protect the community and County employees from secondhand smoke exposure. (No general fund impact) (Larsen/Chapman)
Recommended Action
Waive second reading, receive public comment and adopt ordinance amending Chapter 18 of Title 6 designating County-owned or leased properties as smoke-free, which will protect the community and County employees from secondhand smoke exposure.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Thriving Residents
Safe Communities
 
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
Currently, smoking at County sites is allowed in areas that are at least 20 feet away from entrances and windows or in designated smoking areas. However, this restriction does not completely protect the visiting public or employees from unwanted secondhand smoke exposure. Eliminating smoking on the grounds of County-owned properties is one of the best options for protecting the well-being of our community and serves as a model for adults, children, and businesses throughout the Yolo County. Such a policy will reduce secondhand smoke exposure, promote smoking cessation by making smoking less convenient, reduce litter created by tobacco waste at County sites, and promote positive role modeling for youth.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
Staff collaborated with and received support for the policy from from the Yolo County Health Council. Staff also coordinated with the Employee Council and department heads to make programs and employees aware of potential impacts of the ordinance, receive feedback, and receive requests for technical assistance at County sites. Staff met with the Yolo County Supervisors and Professional Employees Association to discuss impacts to employees and supervisors and options for giving affected employees time to adjust to new smoking rules. Other labor representatives, including Local 39, were notified of the ordinance. Finally, staff worked with representatives of the Sheriff's Office, Probation Department, County Administrator's Office, and the Yolo Emergency Communications Agency to discuss exemptions to the ordinance due to difficulties with employees being able to adhere to the policy at these sites.

Fiscal Information
No Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact of this Expenditure
Total cost of recommended action $0
Amount budgeted for expenditure $0
Additional expenditure authority needed $0
On-going commitment (annual cost)
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
General Fund $0
Attachments
Att. A. Ordinance

Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Karen Larsen Karen Larsen 07/03/2017 08:19 PM
County Counsel Hope Welton 07/05/2017 08:46 AM
Form Started By: Steven Jensen Started On: 06/29/2017 01:15 PM
Final Approval Date: 07/05/2017
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