SAN RAFAEL — San Rafael is considering strengthening its smoking ordinance.

The City Council instructed staffers on Monday to beef up smoking restrictions at multi-unit housing complexes and in outdoor areas.

According to the Marin Independent Journal, city employees had recommended that smoking be banned in 75 percent of apartments in buildings with 16 units or more.

They had also called for smoking to be banned in all outdoor dining areas, at bus stops and on ATM machine lines.

But some council members said they would support even tougher rules for multi-unit housing.


Information from: Marin Independent Journal,