Public hearing tonight for Burlington’s proposed park smoking ordinance

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BURLINGTON, N.C. -- Residents will have a chance to voice opinions on a proposed smoking ban that would affect certain areas in Burlington city parks.

The proposal is geared toward areas in parks where children would be present, such as playgrounds, swimming pools and restroom areas.

During a public hearing slated for Tuesday night, the city will consider the measure as an amendment to the smoking ordinance that's been pursued by the Burlington Recreation and Parks Department since February.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at the municipal building located at 425 South Lexington Ave.

The city already has a policy that prevents youth athletics coaches from using tobacco products around kids.