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Support for a Ban on Single-Use Plastic Shopping Bags

WHEREAS, to reduce the torrent of plastic polluting our beaches, parks and even the vast ocean, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed into law a bill that would have prohibited stores from handing out free plastic shopping bags; and

WHEREAS, opponents qualified a ballot measure for November 2016, stopping the law from taking effect; and

WHEREAS, more than 125 California cities, including Solana Beach and Encinitas, have enacted their own versions of this law, which will reduce plastic waste and show California voters that the law would be practical, statewide;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the San Diego County Democratic Party thanks the Cities of Solana Beach and Encinitas for their actions and calls on Carlsbad and Oceanside to enact similar laws, as soon as possible.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution be communicated to our San Diego County Democratic Party Central Committee and the elected officials of Carlsbad and Oceanside

Adopted by the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee, January 19, 2016