van der Mersch is ripping into the developer, John Kirkland.
Tanner: Convenience stores, liquor stores have repeatedly been dinged for selling to minors. We don't allow ppl under 18 into the store.
Vape use increased 75% among high school students 2017-2018 (11.7% to 20.8%) and 48% among middle schoolers (3.3% to 4.9%)
81% of current teen users cite availability of appealing flavors as primary reason for use
It's in a potential historic district, Ferro says. "It likely has historic significance and could potentially be eligible." Landmarks board is discussing this Thursday night.
Ferro: I think it can come from anyone, but it typically comes from the landmarks board through review process.
Encourages residents to contact BHP to work with the current property owner.
I agree, given that council has spent 10 just haggling over how many minutes the experts should get.
Sure, EVERYBODY gets a trophy...
Council now considering call-ups: city speak for when council decides to review a development project. There are three that may be called up tonight.
80% of kids know smoking is bad for them (he says; I'll fact-check that in a min) only 51% of kids know vaping is bad (that's in the council packet)
Again, this is cigarettes only. NOT e-cigs: No state tax on e-cigs (yet).
Carr: It's one of their highest priorities.
Brockett: We do get messaging from BVSD as parents, pretty regularly.
Yes, says Kristin Hyser of housing and human services.
Jones: "We're not committing to a ban; we're committing to exploring one." Staff will research and come back with proposals.
Consensus from council.