Fresno City Council Passes the Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Ordinance

October 14, 2021 · 

On October 14, 2021, Fresno City Council passed the Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Ordinance! This Ordinance bans smoking in and around apartment buildings and other multi-unit housing, ensuring that youth and families are protected from second-hand smoke.

Thank you to our community partners for uplifting the voices and concerns of young people. A special thank you to the Community Action Model Team (Fresno EOC), MYNT: Mobilizing Youth to Nix Tobacco, Fresno Youth Commission, Fresno County Tobacco-Free Coalition, and Amplify! African-American Statewide Coordinating Center. Shout out to Fresno Youth Commissioner Isabella Gonzales  (D5) for speaking on behalf of the Youth Commission’s support! Lastly, thank you to the sponsors of the Smoke-free MUH Ordinance Councilmember Maxwell and Councilmember Esparza.