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Mountain View's ban on smoking in multifamily residences takes effect this week

Original post made on Dec 28, 2021

Starting Saturday, Mountain View will begin enforcing a sweeping prohibition on smoking that affects all residents in apartments, condos and townhomes.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 28, 2021, 1:42 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by Mark
a resident of Monta Loma
on Dec 28, 2021 at 2:12 pm

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Explain how this ridiculous unconstitutional legislation is to be enforced, please. "Complaint driven"->?< The city council encourages citizens to complain about their neighbors' business. Never mind that Being a Good Neighbor in America often as not means Minding Your Own.
Shades of the Thought Police and the Young Spies of Orwell. I need say no more. This one will be entered into the "Journal of Stupid Laws" soon enough.


Posted by Johnny Yuma
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Dec 28, 2021 at 4:09 pm

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While for health reasons, I’m against smoking, does Mountain View really think it’s going to be able to enforce these nonsmoking policies? Lots of luck. This council is going to drive Mountain View police officers absolutely crazy.

I posted it before, and I’ll post it again: Are these the council members you want representing Mountain View? Proceed at your own risk.


Posted by ivg
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Dec 28, 2021 at 5:03 pm

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We might be better served by doing something about drug overdoses, which kill 100,000 people a year.

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Posted by Greg David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 28, 2021 at 7:10 pm

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This sort of unenforceable drivel comes from the same people that produce radio ads that flat out blatantly lose that second hand smoke travels through sink drains?

Like, what????

Have these imbeciles ever heard of a P-trap?


Posted by Greg David
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 28, 2021 at 7:11 pm

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Blatantly “LIE”


Posted by Whirling
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Dec 29, 2021 at 12:05 am

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This is yet another ordinance against people in poverty. It is yet another ordinance that inflicts burdens on people who cannot afford single-family homes in one of the most expensive places to own a home in the United States.

If you live in a single family home and your neighbor is burning up cigars in their backyard, you have no recourse. You can’t complain. But if you live in an apartment complex, you can harass your poor neighbor that’s smoking a cigarette at the end of their long day of working two jobs but no medical insurance to get tobacco addiction cessation treatment. This city needs more diversity on the city council. The people in poverty do not have a voice. Renters that can afford to be on the city council aren’t enough.


Posted by SRB
a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Dec 29, 2021 at 3:17 pm

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I never smoked in my life but this is really misguided:

1. Shameful to pass laws that apply only to residents unable to afford priciest housing (Single Family Home....).

2. Does the City realize how impractical and intrusive it will be to enforce these laws? Will the Fire Department burst into one's condo to catch folks in the act? Or worse simply fine folks because an anonymous neighbor "thinks" it came from a given unit?


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