Important meeting: attend Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' meeting to certify the EIR on November 16th at 9:30am

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' public hearing to certify the EIR and adopt a proposed ordinance to regulate plastic and paper carryout bags at stores in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County is scheduled for on Tuesday November 16th (see meeting info below). The American Chemistry Council has mounted a large campaign against the proposed ordnance, including sending out the email pasted below to LA residents, and is expected to have a large presence at the meeting.  Please show your support for reducing plastic bag reduction by attending the meeting and/or Heal the Bay’s organizing a rally to ban the bag right before the meeting, starting at 8:30 am.

Meeting information:

Los Angeles County

  • November 16, 2010, 9:30am
    • Public hearing to certify the EIR and adopt a proposed ordinance to regulate plastic and paper carryout bags at stores in the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County.
    • proposed ordinance and draft EIR
    • Los Angeles County Supervisors meeting
      • Hearing Room 381B Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration 500 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
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Dear _____________,

Can you believe in an economy like this anyone would consider a policy to kill rather than create jobs or further burden struggling families?

We can’t either, which is why we’re writing to you today.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will soon consider an ordinance to prohibit grocery, convenience, and liquor stores from providing recyclable plastic bags to consumers. This same ordinance will require you to pay 10-cents for each paper bag you use, with grocers keeping all of the money.  This is bad for our economy and our hard working families.

You can join us in calling on your Los Angeles County Supervisor to oppose this terrible idea. It’s simple:

Just click here and we’ll send the following message to your Supervisor by email

I am writing to you today to urge you to vote “NO” on the plastic bag ban and paper bag tax.

Reducing litter and waste can surely be accomplished through more family and business friendly means.  Enhancing existing recycling programs so bags and other products are recovered makes sense and can be done without raising consumer costs or putting local manufacturing jobs in jeopardy.

The voters are in no mood for anything other than policy that creates jobs.  Spending money to regulate how we bag our groceries when the county is facing reductions in essential programs and record unemployment  makes no sense.  . I urge you to vote "No."

Thank you for considering my views.

Join us in calling for your Supervisor to oppose the ban on plastic bags. Send this message to your Supervisor now!

Banning plastic bags will raise grocery costs for families, seniors and the unemployed who are already struggling in a tough economy.  Moreover, Los Angeles County is home to some of California’s leading plastic bag manufacturers, as well as a 13% unemployment rate.  Does the Board of Supervisors really want to pass an ordinance that could put more people out of work?

Our Supervisors should be focused on economic recovery, job growth and common sense approaches to environmental issues.   Yet some local politicians want to spend time and taxpayer money regulating how you bag your groceries.   Seriously?  Learn how you can take action and tell your Supervisor to vote NO by visiting:

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UncategorizedJennie Romer