Albany Common Council Member Dorcey Applyrs has introduced a local ordinance to make city parks tobacco-free, an expansion of the current policy which limits tobacco-free areas to pools, playgrounds and sports fields. Council Members Conti, Doesschate and Kornegay have signed on in support of the proposed ordinance which is scheduled for a vote on Monday, August 4 at the regularly scheduled Common Council meeting.

If you live in the City of Albany, let your Council Member know what YOU think.

Local legislators are eager to hear from their constituents on issues that are important to them. If you live in the City of Albany, contact your Common Council representative with your view on this issue prior to Monday evening’s vote. Visit the Albany Common Council website for contact information.

You can also share your views during the public comment period at the Common Council meeting on Monday, August 4 at 7:00 at City Hall. Individuals may sign up to speak for up to five minutes by calling the Office of the City Clerk by noon on the meeting date (434-5090), or can sign up prior to the start of the meeting at City Hall.  Speakers will be called in the order they are signed up. Alternatively, you can complete a Public Comment form to submit written comment.

For more information about tobacco-free parks and playgrounds, visit the Tobacco-Free Outdoors page of our website.