So Lake Tahoe City Council Rejects Plastic Bag Ban
South Lake Tahoe will likely not be among the growing number of cities hoping to reduce the usage of disposable plastic bags.
On Tuesday, the City Council declined to vote on a “Bring Your Own Bag” ordinance that would have prohibited retailers from handing out plastic bags at checkout stands, while requiring them to charge a small fee for recycled paper bags.
Each of the three council members at Tuesday's meeting voiced concerns with the ban, which was developed by the city's Sustainability Commission. Councilwoman Angela Swanson was not at Tuesday's meeting.
Whether the proposal will be back in front of the council at some point is unknown.
The proposed plastic bag ban was designed to encourage people to bring reusable bags to area stores and ...