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DANVILLE: Plastic Tumbleweeds Ban On The Horizon?

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Danville may join other cities in banning the plastic bag.

As ubiquitous today as rolling tumbleweeds once were to the plains, the plastic shopping bag may be a victim of its own success and widespread proliferation as Danville considers banning them outright.

City leaders say residents, restaurateurs and merchants are invited to attend three upcoming information sessions regarding a proposed ordinance prohibiting retailers and restaurants from distributing the single-use carryout plastic bags.

They also point out that state legislators are currently at work on Senate Bill 270, a law banning use of plastic bags for retailers and grocers on a limited basis. Danville could conceivably impose limits on use of the bags on an even wider scale, including retailers and restaurants not affected by the proposed state law. Details on the proposed ban can be found here.

The Town has scheduled three information sessions over the next two weeks, to provide background on the ordinance as well as receive feedback from residents and the business community. The information session this week is scheduled for 2 p.m. July 9, 2014. Next week, sessions will be held at 8:30 a.m. July 15, 2014 and 7 p.m. July 16, 2014. All sessions will be held at the Veterans Memorial Building, 115 E. Prospect Ave. For more information, contact Assistant to the Town Manager Nat Rojanasathira at (925) 314-3328.