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File #: 18-0459    Version: 1
Type: Gen. Bus. - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 12/4/2018 Final action: 12/4/2018
Title: Discussion on the City's Plastic Pollution Policy (Community Development Director McIntosh). DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
Attachments: 1. San Jose Supermarket Tray Alternatives, 2. 2018 California Ocean Litter Strategy, 3. MB and OPC Litter Analysis
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TO:
Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

THROUGH:
Bruce Moe, City Manager

FROM:
Anne McIntosh, Community Development Director
Dana Murray, Environmental Programs Manager

SUBJECT: Title
Discussion on the City's Plastic Pollution Policy (Community Development Director McIntosh).
DISCUSS AND PROVIDE DIRECTION
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Recommended Action
RECOMMENDATION:
Staff recommends that the City Council discuss and provide direction on updating the City's plastic pollution policy to:

1. Prohibit the sale and distribution of Mylar balloons;
2. Regulate the use of Mylar balloons in beaches and parks;
3. Prohibit the release of latex balloons into the environment;
4. Regulate the use of latex balloons in beaches and parks;
5. Prohibit the sale, use, and distribution of polystyrene meat trays;
6. Add a clause to the City's single use plastic regulations on straws to accommodate people with disabilities; and
7. Discuss possible regulations to address plastic water bottles and lids/bottle caps.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
The recommended action has limited fiscal impact upon the budget. Staff time will be incurred in meeting with stakeholders and conducting outreach.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Following City Council discussion and direction on April 17, 2018, staff has prepared an update to the City's plastic pollution policy and respectfully requests that the City Council provide direction on updating the City's plastic pollution ordinance with the following options:

1. Prohibit the sale and distribution of Mylar balloons
2. Prohibit use of Mylar balloons in beaches and parks
3. Prohibit the release of latex balloons into the environment
4. Prohibit the use of latex balloons in beaches and parks
5. Prohibit the sale, use, and distribution of polystyrene meat trays
6. Add a clause to the City's single use plastic regulations on straws to accommodate people with disabilities

By including these updates to the Municipal Cod...

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