Back in 2010 the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed an ill-advised ban on plastic grocery bags in incorporated parts of the the county. It was a bad idea for sure, but don’t take my word for it. County Supervisor Mike Antonovich penned a column for the FlashReport at the time, explaining why he voted against the ban.
As part of the county ordinance banning plastic bags all-together at grocery stores, the county also mandated that stores collect a fee from shoppers every time they sold them a paper bag. The goal from the big-government social engineers is straight forward — to restrict the liberty of Americans in Los Angeles County to use they bags that they prefer to use, and instead force them into using recyclable bags (which can be very gross).
A lawsuit was filed against Los Angeles County against the ordinance because of the de facto tax on paper bags. Californian’s recently passed Proposition 26 which requires that such a tax must be approved by… Read More