No Smoking Signs At ACL This Year

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Real Estate Agent with (512) 786-8300

In three days, the Austin City Limits Music Festival descends on Zilker Park southwest of downtown Austin. Because of recent wildfires and drought conditions in Central Texas, the city of Austin is attempting to enforce a ban on smoking in Zilker Park this weekend.

The Austin Police Department and park rangers, will be on hand to ask smokers to quit, or not begin smoking at all. Local television KXAN has an informative story on the

'No smoking' signs at ACL this year: kxan.com

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Scott Hayes

Austin Real Estate Agency

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Comments (10)

David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Scott Austin City Limits has been such a great resource to discover new bands or see old ones in a new light. Enjoy the festival.

Sep 13, 2011 05:09 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Scott, that's a good thing to do in light of all those wildfires in your area. Hopefully, the law enforcement will be able to get the cooperation of everyone at that festival this year.

Sep 13, 2011 05:29 PM
Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Maybe they should have a designated smoking area with pools of water for the butts. It would be a shame to put a blaze on the music festival. I hope you get to enjoy it with some cooler temps.

Sep 13, 2011 05:54 PM
Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

Going to be hard to enforce, but necessary due to the drought.

Sep 14, 2011 03:39 AM
Kristine Ginsberg
Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC - Short Hills, NJ
NJ Home Stager

Scott - It's probably a good idea considering how many fires have started due to cigarettes and considering how dry it's been, there a good chance it could happen. Have a great day!

Sep 14, 2011 04:43 AM
Didi Doolittle
Slifer Smith & Frampton Real Estate, Eagle Office - Vail, CO
Vail, CO Realtor 970.232.8225

Scott, I love any reason to keep people from smoking!  And to prevent fires is a great reason.  Hope you get some rain soon!

Sep 14, 2011 12:48 PM
Anonymous
AustinAnon
This idea is idiotic considering the fact that its impossible to enforce everyone from smoking. Without a designated area people will smoke anywhere they can and probably drop them where they stand instead of a safe depository.
Sep 14, 2011 01:11 PM
#7
Anonymous
AustinAnon
This idea is idiotic considering the fact that its impossible to enforce everyone from smoking. Without a designated area people will smoke anywhere they can and probably drop them where they stand instead of a safe depository.
Sep 14, 2011 01:11 PM
#8
John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

This is a great idea! (if they can manage it). Its far to dry out there and its better to be safe than sorry.

Sep 15, 2011 02:26 AM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Comment #3 sounds like a good compromise. I know they're just trying to err on the side of caution, and I'm not a smoker myself, but it sounds like a rule like that could keep people away from a super popular festival.

Sep 15, 2011 03:29 AM