Four members of the Smokefree Idaho team traveled to Ketchum this week for a Ketchum City Council work meeting where converting to a smokefree city was considered.
The team was met by a vocal group of smokefree advocates.
After a quick introduction by the city council, Smokefree Idaho educated the council on the dangers of secondhand smoke and made a recommendations to maintain the health of the community. This produced city recommendation to move forward with a smokefree ordinance. Local community members voiced their support for a robust ordinance.
The city attorney has been instructed to draft an ordinance reflecting the original recommendation from the city and will be up for review, and a potential first reading, on February 19.
Thank you to all the Wood River Valley supporters who spoke to your city council members before the meeting. It had a dramatic impact. Now is the time to maintain that steady drumbeat of support by sending letters to the editor and communicating with city council members.
If you would like to get more involved, visit the Join Now page on the Smokefree Idaho website to sign our petition, and get involved.