Nov 4 2013
Burbank City LA River Watershed Single Use Plastic Bag Ban #burbankbagban
 

BURBANK is one of the last Cities in the LA River Watershed that have not passed a bag ban!

Other Cities that have banned the bag in the Los Angeles River Watershed include the cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale, Long Beach, and Los Angeles County.

Please Attend – Have Your Concerns Heard – Invite Friends

On Tuesday, Nov 5th, Burbank Recycle Center staff will be recommending City Council move forward on amending LA County’s Plastic Bag Ban ordinance to fit in our City. This is the time to have your voice and concerns heard in front of City Council. (The bags in question are single use, plastic bags with handles.)

BURBANK is one of the last Cities in the LA River Watershed that have not passed a bag ban!

Other Cities that have banned the bag in the Los Angeles River
Watershed include the cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena, Glendale,
Long Beach, and Los Angeles County.

**TIME**
Meeting starts at 6 and public comments are usually done by 7:30. It could be earlier depending on what is happening that evening.

**SKINNY**
Each person will be given 5 minutes to speak. Must fill out yellow comment card and give to the City Clerk to be called.

**PARKING**
Free parking in lot behind City Hall. Enter on Orange Grove (one block over). There is also free parking in the parking garage next door on Orange Grove.

**QUESTIONS**
For City questions please contact the City of Burbank Recycle Center at 818-238-3900

**RSVP**
A reservation is not necessary to attend an open City Council meeting.

**PUBLIC COMMENTS**
we encourage people to attend the meeting and make their comment directly to the City Council. Comments provided here are not a substitute for attending Council in person or for notifying a Councilperson directly

**FURTHER DETAIL**
Since Council already approved staff to create an ordinance back in 2011, this meeting is being used to UPDATE Council on the state of LA County’s ban along with resolved litigations and answers to the many questions they had at the last meeting.The reason the City staff have not come back to Council with an ordinance yet is because they were waiting for Sacramento to pass a state-wide ban to save the cost of preparing their own ordinance. Although there will be no vote at this meeting it’s important to have your voices heard.

**PLASTIC BAG BAN RESOURCES**

~ Common Myths and Misconceptions: http://j.mp/1aDmYk2

~ LA County Plastic Bag Ban Q&A: http://j.mp/15ALJ0u

~ San Francisco Department of Health response to UPenn’s study on Foodborne illness spike http://j.mp/1hQ75ZY

~ Consumer Reports response to University of Arizona study on cleanliness of reusable bags http://j.mp/17C37i3

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