This (writer) wants to defund and censure our city-endorsed community space. If she wants to pick who enters the space, that is discriminatory and she would have to own that space.
We are very lucky. Many cities don't even have places like this to freely assemble because the public space was sold to developers. So if you don't like smokers, move to Langley or something. Many big-box-store strip malls have a Starbucks for your imaginary hot soccer moms and single dads.
Sorry, only real people over here just sitting and talking, maybe exchanging views, or someone is enjoying their coffee and cigarette.