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City’s support of plastic bag ban up in the air

January 15, 2014

Whether Bishop will join the growing list of cities and counties around California in favor of a statewide phase-out of single-use plastic grocery bags has yet to be decided. A vote on Monday over whether to support SB 405 ended in a tie since one council member was absent. Mayor James Ellis then requested more time to review backup material. Photo courtesy MetroCreativeConnection

The City of Bishop’s vote on whether to support a statewide phase-out of plastic shopping bags has again been postponed.
A poll of the City Council Monday evening revealed an even split down the middle with two members in favor of supporting SB 405 and two members against it. The deciding vote belonged to Councilman Keith Glidewell, who was absent.
Glidewell was the one who recommended postponing the vote at the Nov. 25 council meeting until officials had a chance to gauge the sentiments of the local business community. True to his word, he worked with the Bishop Area Chamber of Commerce on developing an online survey for Bishop area retailers, the results of which were provided to council members in their Jan. 13 agenda packets.

See the Thursday, Jan. 16,2014 edition of The Inyo Register for the full story.

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