On Saturday, April 11th, our Day One Pomona team volunteered their morning to beautify Pomona for the 9th Annual Pomona Beautification Day. 15-20 of us helped with Debra Martin's River Rock project at Ganesha Park, one of the most popular projects of the day. We worked diligently to place rocks atop k-rails, barriers along the edge of the road that are often overlooked. By the end of the day, we transformed concrete barriers into nature-inspired works of art. Afterwards, we tabled at Diamond Plaza, formerly known as Thomas Plaza. Thank you to all our Youth Advocates who volunteered with us, and thank you to the City of Pomona for continuing this annual service day.
Success! On March 2nd, 2015, the Pomona City Council unanimously amended its existing smoking ordinance to restrict smoking of any kind at city parks and other city facilities.
The smoking policy, which includes the use of electronic smoking devices, will take effect 30 days after approval by the city council. All parks in Pomona will officially be smoke-free as of April 2nd, 2015.
The policy was adopted as a result of numerous local complaints from residents regarding smoking at city hall, city facilities, and local parks. CAP was on hand to educate the community about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke and the many benefits of smoke-free public places.
Thanks to our efforts, Pomona now joins 39 other cities across Los Angeles County who have banned smoking at parks, along with 328 cities and counties in California who have done the same. Thank you to all our supporters, especially our youth, who have been at the forefront of these efforts.
CAP and it's wonderful members represented the need for clean air at Pomona's annual Holiday at the Plaza Parade. The rain was no match for our youth advocates that showed up throughout the day to part take in the parade or distribute information at our CAP booth at civic plaza.