Item Coversheet
City of Independence
AGENDA ITEM COVER SHEET
BILL NO. 17-1211st R.

Agenda Title:

17-121 - 1R. An ordinance amending the Unified Development Ordinance, Chapter 14, of the Independence City Code which will reduce the number of permits that may be issued for tobacco/convenience stores.
Recommendations:

Commissioner McClain made a motion to recommend approval of the proposed amendment.  A second to the motion was made by Commissioner Ferguson. The Independence Planning Commission voted as follows:

Commissioner Goldesberry

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Yes

Commissioner McClain

-

Yes

Commissioner Ashbaugh

-

Yes

Commissioner Preston

-

Yes

Commissioner Boley

-

Absent

Commissioner Read

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Absent

Commissioner Ferguson

-

Yes

 

 

 

 

The motion for approval passed with a 5-0 vote and such application is forwarded to the City Council for its consideration.  

Staff recommends approval of the adoption of the proposed amendment. 

Executive Summary:

A request to adopt Amendment #29 to the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) reducing the number of permits from 14 to 7 that may be issued for tobacco/convenience stores.

Background:

According to the Independence Health Department, although progress is being seen in reducing cigarette smoking among U.S. and Independence youth, the use of other tobacco and nicotine products has increased. The government-sponsored Monitoring the Future survey demonstrated an increase in use of other tobacco products, such as electronic cigarettes and flavored cigars. Independence data reflects this increase with more students using electronic cigarettes, than regular cigarettes, and 35% of students believing that electronic cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes.  Another study funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Cancer Institute (NCI), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Center for Tobacco Products found that students who reported using electronic cigarettes by the time they started high school were more likely to report later use of traditional tobacco products.

 

Tobacco use continues to be the nation’s number one cause of preventable death. As the City continues to try and take action to protect its citizens from tobacco addiction, staff is recommending lowering the number of tobacco and convenience stores (without gasoline sales) from 1 per 8,000 residents to 1 per 15,000 residents.  With the last decennial census noting a population of 116,882, this would lower the number of tobacco and convenience stores (without gasoline sales) allowed from the current 14 to 7.  

Department:          Community DevelopmentContact Person:          Tom Scannell


REVIEWERS:
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Finance DepartmentApproved
Finance DepartmentApproved
Law DepartmentApproved
City Managers OfficeApproved
City Clerk DepartmentApproved

Council Action:          Council Action:          Accepted

ATTACHMENTS:
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draft ordinanceOrdinance
Staff ReportBackup Material
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10-10-17 Meeting Summary MinutesBackup Material