The City Council meets tonight at 7:00 pm and on the agenda is a request that the City Manager draft a local ordinance banning the use of plastic bags by retailers and grocery stores. The action will be requested by Councilor Konstantina B. Lukes.
Councilor Lukes served as Mayor from 2007 to 2009 and is serving her eleventh 2-year term as Councilor-At-Large. She is a Worcester attorney in private practice. As Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Rules and Legislative Affairs, she and her committee consider matters pertaining to state and federal legislation affecting Worcester and regional affairs.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2007 Economic Census for Worcester, there were approximately 600 retail businesses in the city and over 182,000 citizens. The City Council meeting may be watched live by clicking Cable Services.