Plastic Bag Discussion
On November 20, 2014, the Environmental Sustainability Board held a public meeting where the plastic bag discussion was listed under Board Business. Public comment was considered.
“Mr. Machen moved the Environmental Sustainability Board having heard testimony from the public, support a plastic bag ban, beginning with a petition and resulting a draft ordinance and with further discussion from the ESB; Ms. Terril seconded, the motion passed 5-0.”
On April 14, 2015, County Council received a “Citizen Petition Requesting that Council pass an Ordinance Prohibiting Retail Establishments From Distributing Single-use Plastic Carryout Bags to Their Customers and Mandating a $.10 fee on Paper Bags to be Collected and Retained by the Merchant.”
A motion was made by Councilor Chrobocinski, seconded by Councilor Reiss, that Council acknowledge the petition, thank the petitioners for their recommendation and take no action at this time.
A SUBSTITUTE motion was made by Councilor O’Leary, seconded by Councilor Izraelevitz, that Council acknowledge the petition, thank the petitioners and direct the Environmental Sustainability Board to conduct two public meetings regarding an ordinance to ban or otherwise reduce the distribution of single use bags in Los Alamos County and to return to Council with options and/or a proposed ordinance.
The SUBSTITUTE motion passed with the following vote:
Yes: 4 - Councilor Henderson, Councilor Izraelevitz, Councilor O’Leary, and
No: 3 - Councilor Chrobocinski, Councilor Girrens, and Councilor Reiss
Video recording and Draft CC Minutes from April 14, 2015 (Best viewing results of the link will be in Google Chrome)
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