Santa Barbara City Council Votes To Move Ahead With Bag Ban

English: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
English: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

On 1 October 2013 the Santa Barbara City Council voted to deny the appeal by Save The Plastic Bag Coalition (STPB) and to go ahead with the Plastic Bag Ban.  The issue will come to the council for a second reading of the ordinance in two weeks.

On August 8, 2013 the Santa Barbara Planning Commission voted 6 to 1 to certify the Beach Erosion Authority for Clean Oceans and Nourishment (BEACON) Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) and a City of Santa Barbara Addendum without notifying interested parties in a timely manner.  As a result interested parties, such as myself and STPB, were not able to attend the public meeting to answer questions or to present a case why the EIR is flawed and should be rewritten.  After finding out about the action,  STPB filed an appeal which was heard at the 1 October 2013 City Council meeting.

To read the entire article click on the following link:  Santa Barbara City Council Votes in Favor of Plastic Bag Ban.

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3 thoughts on “Santa Barbara City Council Votes To Move Ahead With Bag Ban

  1. I really think that the ban and fee are bad for businesses (it turns shoppers off), residents (we use plastic bags for trash & pet waste) and environment (paper and cotton bags take much more natural resources and energy to make than plastic), many of us probably are not brave enough or do not have the will or time to go to city hall public hearings to speak up on our own.

    Maybe we can go together as a group(s)?

    The least you can do: write or email the city council:
    http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/cityhall/council/meet/default.asp

    — Actually I think 3 of them reluctantly got on the band wagon, just because this eco-fads is catching on like wild fire and pushing so hard by the non-profits and some eco-opportunistic-consultants.

    And the more you can back it up your writing with facts, the more effective you will be; You can watch some movies and read some articles that I gathered in my blog:
    repealbagfee.blogspot.com – 8/13: to read and to watch.

    If you are interested to get involved – 8/13 blog: resources: organizations & media.

  2. Don’t do it!!!!! A big rip. Those cloth bags, cause germs and infection because people are too lazy to wash them. Already happened. Broke out from germs from meat drippings in the bag!! We pay for our paper bags, but does that money go to help keep plastic out, “NO”, the store gets the money. What for? You get ripped off again!! Just Don’t!!

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