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Nevada City One Step Closer To Bag Ban

With Nevada City getting closer to banning single use plastic bags, a council member has some pretty strong words for those who don’t support the idea. Speaking on KNCO’s ‘Fitzsimmons and Flores’ last Friday, Duane Strawser says he’s surprised that the county didn’t adopt some sort of plastic bag ordinance.

CLick here to listen to Duane Strawser

Strawser says he was particularly surprised that Supervisor Richard Anderson didn’t support an ordinance, because he represents Truckee, and Truckee already has a bag ban. Strawser also says that he doesn’t buy the idea of those who will avoid a 10-cent paper bag fee by shopping elsewhere.

CLick here to listen to Duane Strawser

Strawser says the council has been getting plenty of positive input from S-P-D and other stores. The Council has already had the first reading of a draft ordinance, and could adopt a bag ban at their next meeting.

2 Comments

June 18, 2014

Mr Teeney

I will shop elsewhere; N.C. sales tax is already close to 10% (for non-food & liquor) and adding a 'fee' to carry my groceries out is literally nickel-ing and dime-ing me to death. Maybe Strawser should be looking at getting a tenant for the soon to be vacant GVG building, not building the N.C. economy around tourism (hint: locals live here too). Start doing something about the homeless loitering instead of banning bags (then only criminals will have plastic bags).

June 20, 2014

John Mateo

Another tax? No thank you. I will do my Nevada Co. shopping in the Brunswick Basin, and I'll make the bulk of my purchases monthly, down the hill at Winco etc.

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