City Staff is going back to the City Council on Tuesday, February 19th
, to make another report on plastic bags. Unfortunately, they will only be able to recommend the same old voluntary public education and retailer reduction efforts, which are merely bandaids
for the City's plastic bag problem. Despite any efforts to educate retail staff and shoppers, the number of bags littering our city has not decreased. Consumers won't change their behavior until they are urged to bring their own bags or pay a fee.
It's going to be up to us citizens to tell the Council and Staff that the status quo is not working.
Skip The Plastic
team members have been meeting individually with City Council members on this, so we know that a majority of them actually support a bag fee. What we need now is a mass of people showing up on the 19th
, people like you and me, stepping up to the podium and telling them to overcome this inertia at the Staff level and do what we all know needs to happen. This city needs a bag fee, period!
To see details on our main talking points, click here
Even if you're not comfortable talking up at the podium, please come and sit with us to show your support and add to our numbers. It DOES make a difference! We need at least 30 people together to show that the people want action. Fifty would be even better. So, please, take some time off at lunch on the 19th and bring a friend or coworker with you.
Date: Tuesday, February 19
Place: City Council chambers, 1st Floor, City Hall, 1201 Leopard Street
We really need you! Hope to see you there