LA City Council Votes to Move Forward with Plastic Bag Ordinance

On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted to have city staff draft a plastic bag ordinance based on the LA County ordinance model, which includes a ban on plastic carryout bags and 10-cent charge for paper bags.  The council set a four-month deadline for staff to draft the ordinance and related environmental impact documents. This is a huge victory for the movement to reduce plastic bags because, at 3.8 million people, LA City is the second most populous city in the United States.  Read more about the hearing in this LA Times article.