We need your help on Tuesday, July 22, in downtown Manhattan Beach. We are working with the City of Manhattan Beach on “Breathe Free MB,” a public education campaign about the City’s new Smoke-Free Public Places ordinance.
We are seeking volunteers to help distribute materials to Manhattan Beach businesses. If you could spare 90 minutes to support this great cause, please arrive around 10:45 a.m. the plaza by the Farmers Market at the corner of 13th Street and Morningside Drive (adjacent to Metlox, where the fountain is located.) We will have an 11 a.m. kickoff event featuring Mayor Amy Howorth and organizations that support the ordinance.
We’ll then give you maps for where you need to walk and materials to provide the businesses. Altogether, it should take about 90 minutes. You’ll get some exercise and help out a worthy cause, reducing the risk of second-hand smoke and ocean pollution from cigarette debris carelessly discarded by smokers.
The new smoking ordinance goes into effect on July 18th. The City is delaying enforcement of the ordinance until August 18th to give the public time to become familiar with the new law. Breathe Free MB is the program to educate the public.