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File #: 19-0117    Version: 1
Type: Consent - Staff Report Status: Agenda Ready
In control: City Council Regular Meeting
On agenda: 3/6/2019 Final action:
Title: Consider Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance No. 19-0003 to Reduce Single-Use Plastic and Balloon Pollution (Community Development Director McIntosh). ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 19-0003
Attachments: 1. Ordinance No. 19-0003 (Final Version), 2. Ordinance No. 19-0003 (Strikethrough Version)

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

Consider Second Reading and Adoption of Ordinance No. 19-0003 to Reduce Single-Use Plastic and Balloon Pollution (Community Development Director McIntosh).

ADOPT ORDINANCE NO. 19-0003

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Recommended Action

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends that City Council adopt Ordinance No. 19-0003.

 

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

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

 

BACKGROUND:

On February 19, 2019, the City Council voted to introduce Ordinance No. 19-0003 to reduce single-use plastic, polystyrene, and balloon pollution. Additionally, City Council directed staff to consider the prohibition of sale, use, and distribution of polystyrene meat trays in a separate Ordinance at the March 6, 2019, meeting.

 

This vote followed City Council discussion and direction on December 4, 2018, where staff was directed to prepare an update to the City’s plastic pollution ordinance to:

 

1.                     Prohibit the sale and distribution of foil, “metalized," or Mylar balloons;

2.                     Prohibit the release of latex balloons into the environment;

3.                     Prohibit use of foil, “metalized," or Mylar balloons in public places such as beaches and parks;

4.                     Prohibit the use of foil, “metalized," Mylar, or latex balloons at City facilities or City events;

5.                     Prohibit the sale, use, and distribution of polystyrene meat trays; and

6.                     Add a clause to the City’s single use plastic regulations on straws to accommodate people with disabilities.

 

LEGAL REVIEW

The City Attorney has approved Ordinance No. 19-0003 as to form.

Attachments:
1. Ordinance No. 19-0003 (Final Version)
2. Ordinance No. 19-0003 (Strikethrough Version)