Yesterday evening the Solana Beach City Council unanimously moved forward with an introduction of a single-use bag ordinance. If they adopt the ordinance at a meeting next month, the City would be the first in San Diego County with a bag ban.
The majority of speakers testified in support of the ordinance and thanked the Council for its leadership. Hopefully, this decision will encourage other cities in the County to adopt their own bag bans.
The ordinance would ban plastic bags in all retail stores and restaurants. Stores that choose to distribute paper bags would have to charge a minimum price of 10 cents each. The ordinance would go into effect in large stores three months after adoption, and would apply to all stores and restaurants within six months of the adoption.
Read an article from the Del Mar Times at http://www.delmartimes.net/2012/04/26/solana-beach-plastic-bag-ban-ordinance-receives-council-vote.