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File #: 20-0055    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 2/4/2020 Final action:
Title: Consider Introducing an Ordinance to Prohibit the Sale of Tobacco Products in the City (City Manager Moe and City Attorney Barrow). INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 20-0007
Attachments: 1. Ordinance No. 20-0007
TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Quinn Barrow, City Attorney
Alexandria Latragna, Management Analyst

SUBJECT:Title
Consider Introducing an Ordinance to Prohibit the Sale of Tobacco Products in the City (City Manager Moe and City Attorney Barrow).
INTRODUCE ORDINANCE NO. 20-0007
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council introduce Ordinance No. 20-0007 prohibiting the sale of all tobacco products in Manhattan Beach.
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FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
There are fiscal implications as the City would no longer receive sales tax revenue from 17 tobacco retailers. The amount is unknown at this time because sales tax is not tracked at the product level, rather it is reported at the business entity level which may include other un-related products. Revenue from issuing the Tobacco Retail permits, which totals approximately $3,100 annually, would be eliminated. The Fiscal Year 2019-2020 fee for these permits is $183 for a renewal application, paid on an annual basis by each retailer and $242 for an initial application.

BACKGROUND:
The Manhattan Beach City Council has consistently sought to protect the health and well-being of residents. Tobacco is the single deadliest consumer product in history, causing millions of premature, preventable deaths, but is specifically exempted from the Consumer Products Safety Act of 1972. Tobacco use causes death and disease and continues to be an urgent public health threat, as evidenced by the fact that 480,000 people die prematurely in the United States from smoking-related diseases every year, making tobacco use the leading cause of preventable death. In the United States, smoking is responsible for about one in every five deaths, more deaths each year than human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, microbial agents, and toxic agents co...

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