July 24, 2012 in Nanny State
San Francisco Smoking Ban Would Prohibit Smoking In Public Places (But Smoking Weed Is Okay)
A San Francisco Supervisor is looking to crack down on the smoking in public with a proposed bill that would ban tobacco use at outdoor events such as street fairs and concerts.
Don’t worry, smoking pot is still cool–this is San Francisco, after all.
The bill, proposed by Supervisor Eric Mar, would require the organizers of all outdoor events held on property owned by the city to be smoke free and post signs to that effect.
Officials approve study of SF Bay area mileage tax
The Associated Press Published: Thursday, Jul. 19, 2012 – 4:46 pm Last Modified: Thursday, Jul. 19, 2012 – 10:24 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. — San Francisco Bay area officials will study a proposal to charge motorists a tax on every mile they drive in the nine-county region as a way to raise money for roads and public transit while reducing traffic and pollution from car emissions.
Members of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the Association of Bay Area Governments approved going forward with further study of a possible Vehicle Miles Traveled tax on Thursday night, as part of a broader environmental review of several transportation options.