Burbank smokers have six months to change their smoking habits around their homes.
The City Council this week voted 3 to 1 to prohibit smoking on private balconies and patios in multifamily residences. Smokers will also be prohibited from smoking in or around swimming pool areas when children 17 or younger are present, as well as play areas.
Councilman Dave Golonski recused himself from the decision due to owning a number of multifamily complexes in Burbank.
The current ordinance, in place until May, prohibits smoking at all city-owned properties, downtown Burbank, the Chandler Bikeway, outdoor dining and service areas, and all sidewalks and pedestrian areas accessible to the general public. Violators can also be cited for smoking within 20 feet of an entrance or exit to a building, or within 5 feet of entrances or in common areas of multifamily residences.