The proposed ordinance would prohibit stores selling food and pharmacies from providing plastic carryout bags, and would assess a 10-cent charge on recyclable paper bags provided by the stores at the point of sale, with the intent of reducing existing environmental impacts from plastic bag use. The Environmental Impact Report analyzed effects associated with air quality, biological resources, greenhouse gas emissions, hydrology and water quality, water, wastewater, solid waste, and storm water systems, and concluded that no significant environmental effects would result, and no measures to reduce impacts are required.
(805) 564-5470, extension 4550
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City of Santa Barbara Planning Division
PO Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102-1990