Mar 13 - Sonoma Co. Holds Meetings On Regional Bag Ban

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The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency is holding several meetings this month to obtain community input on a regional single-use bag ordinance. The first meeting was held yesterday evening in Petaluma and tonight's meeting is in Santa Rosa.

City Councils at seven of the incorporated cities as well as at the County’s Board of Supervisors have expressed support for the effort, which would charge the agency to conduct an environmental impact assessment and draft a regional bag ordinance for the unincorporated county as well as incorporated areas.

However, the Cities of Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park are still undecided. Their approval is needed in order for the agency to move forward. The agency’s board is expected to review the feedback from these meetings next month.

In 2012, regional bag ordinances covering incorporated and unincorporated areas have been passed in both Alameda County and San Luis Obispo County. See the full list of bag bans on our website.

Learn more about the impact of plastic bags and what we’re doing for a Campaign Against Single-Use Plastic Bags.

Write to the City Councils of Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park and urge them to support a bag ban!

Or, attend the public meetings. Meetings will be held in Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park on March 13 (tonight!) and March 23 respectively.

See the full list of meetings, which all start at 6pm, below.

March 12, Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall

March 13, Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Hall

March 14, Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall
March 19, Cotati Veterans Memorial Hall

March 20, Cloverdale Veterans Memorial Hall

March 22, Windsor Community Center
March 23, Rohnert Park Community Center
March 26, Villa Chanticleer Annex, Healdsburg
March 27, Sebastopol Masonic Center

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