Bobby Riordan, a Boy Scout with Troop 287, met with the City of Alpharetta's Planning Commission to present arguments against approving the addition of a Vape Store in nearby retail space. After reading the Johns Creek Herald and seeing the Notice of Public Hearing on August 1, 2019 by the Planning Commission to approve and forward to City Council the rezoning and conditional use permit to allow a Vape Store for Xhale City  (MP-19-01/Z-19-02/CU-19-03 Old Milton Vape), Bobby made a presentation against the harmful effects of vaping on children and suggested using the retail space for something that benefited his community such as the education of minors on the long term negative effects of vaping. After hearing Bobby's arguments, the Commission voted against approving the permit given the number of Vape stores in the community, the difficulty in monitoring under age purchase and the absence of the owner at the Public Hearing. Dr. Francis Kung'u, Chair of the Planning Commission, praised Bobby for taking such an active role in his community and having the courage to speak in front of the Planning Commission. Bobby indicated that he wanted to do something given how strongly he felt against vaping. Dr. Kung'u encouraged Bobby to solicit all teens to be a citizen of their community and work to enact change on issues that they care about. 

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