• City Prepares To Hear San Marcos Residents’ Public Puffing Preferences
  • San Marcos residents and business owners are invited to speak out on a proposed citywide smoke-free initiative by participating in two open house meetings on Monday, July 18 and Thursday, July 21 at different locations.

    The site of the July 21 meeting has been moved from the Tap Room to the larger Texas Music Theater.

    The San Marcos City Council has instructed city staff to gather public input on a smoke-free initiative to assist in developing general ballot language for a non-binding referendum to be held on Nov. 8.

    The July 18 meeting will take place in Room 1 of the San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins, from 6 to 8 p.m.

    The July 21 gathering will take place at the Texas Music Theater, 129 E. Hopkins, Suite 120, from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

    Residents and business owners are invited to attend the session most convenient to them.

    Those unable to attend an open house and want to voice an opinion may record their comments on the Smoke-Free Message Board at the city’s web site at www.sanmarcostx.gov.

    Following the Open House meetings, the information will be assembled into a comprehensive presentation for the city council at its Aug. 2 meeting, where it will decide on the language to be included on the November ballot.