Grass Valley has passed the first reading of a plastic bag ordinance. Following months of discussion, research, analysis, and the fact that the state will be adopting an ordinance, the Grass Valley City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the plastic bag ordinance developed by staff. One big difference between the Grass Valley ordinance and other ordinances is that stores are not required to charge for a paper bag. The Assistant City Attorney clarifies the question asked by council member Jan Arbuckle.
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After all was said and done, Council member Lisa Swarthout put it plain and simple.
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Once officially adopted, the ordinance goes into effect January 1st, 2015 and businesses will have six months from that date to use up existing plastic bag inventory.
So sad that this is what the Council focuses their efforts on. So many more important issues to address that affect humanity (homelessness,hunger,abused children,abused elders) but they are proud of their accomplishment to ban plastic bags.