San Francisco was the first to ban bags in California, and South San Francisco could be the next. The City Council will discuss an ordinance at tomorrow's meeting.
Earlier this month, San Mateo County adopted a reusable bag ordinance, banning plastic bags and charging ten cents per paper bag.
The County's ordinance, which goes into effect on the next Earth Day, used an environmental impact report that included South San Francisco and 23 other cities in the analysis. This enables those cities to adopt the County's ordinance by reference without conducting another study.
If the ordinance is approved tomorrow, the City Council will hold a second reading and adoption of the County's ordinance.
What you can do to support an ordinance in South San Francisco:
• Send a short note to the Council, urging their support of the ordinance. Take action here--it only takes a few minutes and you can personalize the letter.
• You can also attend the meeting and make a statement in support of the ordinance. The meeting starts at 7pm in the Community Room of the Municipal Services Center (33 Arroyo Drive, South San Francisco, CA). Visit the Council website for the agenda, agenda packet, and video.