How are multi-unit residential properties affected?

Smoking is prohibited in any common area of a multi-unit residence except in landlord-designated areas at least 20 feet from other prohibited areas. A multi-unit residence is defined as a property having five or more units. Common areas include lobbies, laundry rooms, outdoor eating areas, play areas, and swimming pools. Common areas do not include private balconies or patios for the exclusive use of a resident.

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1. Why did the City Council adopt a new smoking ordinance?
2. Which public areas are affected by the new ordinance?
3. Does the ordinance apply to private residential property?
4. How are multi-unit residential properties affected?
5. Where else is smoking prohibited?
6. When will the new ordinance go into effect?
7. Are there any exceptions?
8. Does the new ordinance address electronic cigarettes and vaping?
9. What about hotels, motels, or bed and breakfast establishments?
10. How will these new regulations be enforced?
11. How much are the fines if someone is caught violating the ordinance?