Councilwoman Schipske Offers Insight Into Plastic Bag Ordinance
2011-07-18 · By Editor
So you probably have already seen the signs in Long Beach grocery stores telling you that beginning August 1 no more plastic bags and that the City Council has imposed a ten cent per paper bag fee.
First, remember I voted against this ban and tax.
Also, go back and listen to the council meeting and when we asked at council if the ban was applying to Target, Kmart and Walmart which use bigger and thicker bags, we were told “NO.”
So when I finally got the list of stores that were impacted, low and behold, guess which stores were on there…Target, Walmart and Kmart. City staff confirmed. “Oh yes, councilwoman. These stores cannot give out plastic bags.” (Click here to read those documents.)
How embarrassing that the council passed an ordinance which seriously impacts residents and businesses and it was passed without knowing how it would impact?
So check the city council agenda on Tuesday, July 19 because the original supporters of this ill thought out idea want to delay the implementation of the plastic bag ban because we blew the whistle…. ( Click here to read the actual ordinance )
I am calling for a repeal of the ban and the council imposed tax all together.
Republished from Councilwoman Schipske’s email newsletter to constituents.