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City of Lodi looks at restricting alcohol ads

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LODI (WKOW) -- The City of Lodi is looking into ordinances to restrict alcohol advertisements to help curb underage drinking. 

Mayor Paul Fisk is championing these proposed ordinances that he says will create a healthy environment.

Fisk tells 27 News one of those proposed ordinances would prohibit alcohol and tobacco advertising on banners and fuel pumps. It would also prohibit that kind of advertising within 500 feet of a school, playground, park, recreation center or facility, child care center or library. The ads can also not be visible from those locations.

Another ordinance would prohibit exterior illuminated signs, like neon signs, advertising alcohol or tobacco products. Fisk said businesses would still be allowed to have illuminated signs inside that can be seen from the outside.

Fisk says these ordinances would only affect the City of Lodi, not the Town of Lodi.

Fisk said a public hearing on the ordinances is tentatively scheduled for February 11 at 6:30 p.m. Fisk said he believes this will help start a healthy debate on the issues.

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