Warner Center Homeowners Demand Smoke-Free Living

Monday, August 18, 2008 General News J E 4
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Aug. 18 Homeowners at The Met, apopular condominium located at the Warner Center in Woodland Hills have beguna process of petitioning to restrict smoking in both private and common areasat the complex. The campaign to make The Met smoke-free began after multipleclaims of unwanted secondhand smoke coming into units went unresolved by theHOA.

Brian Meert, a homeowner at The Met stated, "The homeowner below me had amedical marijuana license and when he smoked, the unwanted secondhand smokewould rise into my condo. I tried working with the HOA multiple times to finda solution, but their response was that it is just the way the building wasdesigned."

"The issue of smoke traveling to other units has been one of the majorconcerns at The Met," states Meert. "If the buildings are unable to restrictsmoke from traveling between units, I believe the smoking policy should be adecision that the homeowners make as it directly affects their health andpotential property value."

An official website for The Met Smoke-Free campaign has been posted onlineat Current homeowners can view stories fromothers experiencing similar problems, review facts about the dangers ofunwanted secondhand smoke and also sign the petition to make The Metsmoke-free.

The organizers of The Met Smoke-Free campaign received guidance from theSmoke-Free Apartment House Registry, a project of Smoke-Free Air For Everyone(SAFE) that provides resources and information regarding apartment and condoresidents who wish to reside in smoke-free buildings.

The Met is located at 5555 Canoga Ave, Woodland Hills, CA.

For more information or to set up an interview please contact KristinaMoreno at

SOURCE The Met Smoke-Free Campaign


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