The impact generated by Long Beach Airport and its surrounding complex was over $8 billion in 2018.
The ban would apply to flavored vape juices, menthol cigarettes as well as candy or fruit flavored cigars and cigarillos.
Voters will now decide the fate of a 1% hotel tax increase that would go toward funding for the arts and fixes at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Politics is a lot like sports. You don shirts and other swag in support of your team, even when they have an ice cube’s chance in hell of winning.
Most of the city’s 260 advisory board members are unpaid and the City Council could soon change that for the first time in over 20 years.
The one-year ban would apply to all flavored vaping products as well as fruit-, candy- or menthol-flavored cigarettes.
If approved by voters, the tax would only be assessed to guests of Long Beach hotels, motels or short-term rental units.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors also approved a $15,000 reward earlier Tuesday morning bringing the total reward money to $30,000.
The emergency ordinance went into effect Tuesday night after Mayor Robert Garcia signed in into law during a brief recess of the City Council meeting.