Smoking restrictions take effect today
Changes to Glendale’s anti-smoking ordinance, including restrictions on balconies and patios in multi-unit residential buildings, take effect today.
Among the changes, city officials will now be able to cite smokers for infractions without first giving a warning. Under the ordinance, offenders face progressively higher fines up to $500, with the fourth infraction in a year becoming a misdemeanor.
Landlords of apartment buildings must also disclose the location of units where smoking is permitted and any designated smoking areas. Smoking in most common areas of multi-unit buildings, either for condos or apartments, is prohibited, although homeowners associations may designate certain areas where it is allowed.