- Associated Press - Friday, September 12, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Mecklenburg County commissioners have delayed their vote on two smoking ban ordinances that had been scheduled for next week’s regular meeting.

The Charlotte Observer reports (https://bit.ly/1oCXPfs ) that after the commissioners heard concerns from officials of the county’s seven municipalities, they decided they needed to hear more input from the towns. A new vote has not been set.

A vote had been scheduled for next Wednesday.

If approved, the ordinances would ban smoking on the grounds of all government buildings, including those owned by the towns, and ban all tobacco use at county-owned parks, greenways and golf courses.

Since commissioners comprise Mecklenburg’s health board, they have the authority to regulate all government buildings.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, https://www.charlotteobserver.com

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