Re: “Lakewood backs off ban on tobacco in parks” (TNT, 1-19).
A fundamental reason to have a city council is to serve the greater good for the community, in this case the people of Lakewood. If you agree with that, you would probably agree that having our parks smoke-free serves the greater good.
The fact that the Lakewood City Council has hinted that it might not pass a proposed ban is embarrassing. And that’s after the city’s Parks and Recreation Advisory Board unanimously recommended a ban on tobacco products on park property.
Similar bans were passed years ago in …