Nevada City Offers Public Meeting to Address Proposed Ordinance
Banning Single Use Carryout Plastic Bags
The City of Nevada City is holding an open meeting on Thursday, May 1st, to discuss a proposed ordinance banning the distribution of single use carryout plastic bags. Both retailers and the public are invited to attend the meeting to learn more about how the ordinance would affect the local businesses and consumers.
Currently, 105 cities and counties in the state of California have adopted ordinances that ban single use plastic carryout bags and require a fee on paper bags, thereby reducing the overall use of both plastic and paper carryout bags. While the bulk of the ordinances are in coastal communities, inland areas are now adopting such ordinances, including Truckee, South Lake Tahoe, Chico and Davis.
In April of 2013, a group of concerned citizens and school children approached the city council asking that they also adopt an ordinance to reduce disposable plastic bags. The city council is now conducting online surveys for both store owners and residents to gather feedback. The surveys are available on the city’s website at www.nevadacityca.gov (surveys will end April 30th).
The public meeting will take place at City Council Chambers, 317 Broad St in Nevada City, on May 1, 2014 at 6:30pm. A draft version of the ordinance will be presented followed by a question and answer period. This is a chance for the public to voice their concerns or support to their local representatives.
For more information contact: David Brennan, City Manager, (530) 265-2496 ext 119, firstname.lastname@example.org