Should the City Council adopt a first reading of the Single Use Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance?
Should the City Council,
1. Adopt a first reading of the Single Use Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance.
2. Refer to the City Manager to: a. Establish a mini-grant program administered and funded either directly by the City or by community partners to help Prepared Food Vendors with one-time costs associated with conversion to Reusable Foodware for eating on the premises (“eating-in”), to be launched by January 1, 2020 (six months before the date Reusable Foodware requirements become effective). b. Establish a program administered and funded either directly by the City or by community partners to provide technical assistance to Prepared Food Vendors implementing the Single Use Foodware Ordinance, on a free or sliding-scale fee basis, to be launched by July 1, 2019. c. Create a Reusable Takeout Foodware program for launch July 1, 2021, in collaboration with community partners such as the Ecology Center, Rethink Disposables and StopWaste. d. Draft for approval amendments to the Single Use Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance to implement the Reusable Takeout Foodware program as an alternative to Compostable Takeout Foodware, and impose a charge, similar to or the same as the Disposable Cup charge, on other Disposable Foodware containers. e. Create a program to expand and support composting, to ensure Single Use Disposable Foodware is actually composted.
3. Refer to the City Manager to determine funding and staffing needs and sources of funds for each program/phase, and submit funding allocations or requests to the budget process.
To read the full agenda item, see Item 27 on the December 11, 2018 agenda page. The City Council, whose agenda committee selected this topic, would like to hear from you.
How would you like them to decide, and what would you like them to consider?