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City Council: Smoking Ban in Parks; Right Turns on Red; Gaming Cafés

Tonight’s regular council meeting features a few ordinances, with up or down votes expected.

is set to vote tonight on a few issues — including a smoking ban in all of Lakewood’s parks, an ordinance amending the rules on right-turn-on-red signs and the possible extension of a moratorium on Internet gaming cafés.

The and the were both introduced earlier this year.

And this isn’t the first time council has seen an .

In 2010, with at least one computer game center knocking on the door, passed a 6-month moratorium to sort out the issue — hoping that state legislation would be in place banning the establishments.

Since then, council has passed a couple of extensions.

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