City staff members conducted an extensive six-month public outreach campaign around the issue of whether to adopt more stringent regulations for venues that were currently exempt from the local smoking ordinance.
2002 Public Outreach Events
Virtual Town Hall - It was very important to the City Council that the community had an opportunity to voice their opinion. The Virtual Town Hall was an online tool where citizens could look at other comments and submit their own.
Virtual Town Hall II - After the original Virtual Town Hall, more extensive public outreach was deemed necessary to guide Council on its decision. Citizens were asked to rate their level of support of the CTEPA model via an online questionnaire, or by mailing in or dropping off a printed questionnaire