The Fort Bragg City Council is holding a hearing on a proposed bag ban this evening.
If passed, the ordinance would ban plastic bags and require a 10 cent charge on paper bags at all retail stores. The Fort Bragg ordinance is similar to bag bans also being considered in Ukiah and unincorporated Mendocino County.
The meeting will be held at Town Hall (363 N. Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA) on April 23, 2012 starting at 6 pm.
If the Council approves the ordinance tonight, a final adoption is scheduled for May 14. The ordinance would be operative in large supermarkets and stores six months after adoption, and in all other stores one year after that.
What you can do:
- Send a support letter to the Fort Bragg Council, urging them to move forward with a bag ordinance. Take action here--it only takes a few minutes and you can personalize the letter.
- You can also attend the meeting if you're available. Let your voice be heard in person and make a public comment. Check the website to see the agenda, ordinance language, and related documents.
Your support of bag bans has made a difference! Currently in California, 44 cities and counties, covering 16% of our state's population, have adopted plastic bag bans. With your continued help, we expect more to follow.