Monday, January 24, 2011

Public Hearing on County Plastic Bag Ban

Supervisor Stone alerted us to a Public Information Meeting Wednesday Night (Jan 26) to obtain input on the County's proposal to adopt an ordinance regulating the use of single-use carry-out bags.  The County of Santa Cruz wishes to solicit comments from local retailers and other interested parties.

The meeting will be held at the Live Oak Community Center, Simpkins Swim Center, 979 17th Ave beginning at 6:30PM.

If the ordinance is adopted, all retail product stores would be prohibited from handing out plastic bags and would charge a $0.10 fee on each paper carry-out bag at point of sale.  The fees would remain with the retailer to offset the cost of single-use paper bags.

This ordinance would affect the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County.

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