Long Beach City Council moves swifly to adopt plastic bag ordinance passed by Los Angeles county last month
On December 7, 2010, Long Beach became the first city in Los Angeles County to move forward with plans to adopt a plastic bag ordinance based on the ordinance passed by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in November. Los Angeles County's ordinance bans plastic carryout bags and imposes a 10-cent fee per paper bag at markets, convenience stores, food marts and pharmacies.
At Tuesday's meeting, the City Council approved the drafting of an ordinance banning plastic bags at citywide stores by a 6-2 vote. This vote means that the City Manager will draft the ordinance and bring it back to the City Council for final approval before it is implemented.
Click here for the official press release with details about the "requested action" approved by the Long Beach City Council.
Also see this Long Beach Post article for more information.