I spoke with Ms. Carol Misseldine, Director of Green Cities California, on Friday and she told me about an upcoming news conference on Monday, November 29th, 2010. You definitely want to head to Sacramento for this event. Following is the information Ms. Misseldine sent to me about the event.
Statewide Coalitions Join Forces to Support Local and Statewide Bag Ban Efforts
Green Cities California (GCC) and the Clean Seas Coalition (CSC) have joined forces to co-host a press event on Monday November 29 at 11 am at the state Capitol to highlight fast moving local and statewide efforts to restrict the use of single-use bags. The news conference will be headlined by Assemblywoman Julia Brownley.
AB 1998 (Brownley) would have provided uniform statewide restriction of single use bags, but failed passage in August. Local governments are adopting their own bans; LA County adopted their bag ban ordinance on November 16, and San Jose, Marin County, Santa Monica, Santa Clara County and many other jurisdictions plan to follow suit soon. The press event will promote local action and urge the Legislature to continue to work toward green job growth and a safer environment by adopting statewide policy that promotes reusable bags.
WHO WILL BE ATTENDING:
- Assemblywoman Julia Brownley
- Senator Mark Leno
- Massood Eftekhari, L.A. County
- Kansen Chu, San Jose City Council
- Barry Broad, Food & Commercial Workers Union
- Andy Keller, Chico Bag
- Suja Lowenthal, Long Beach City Council
- Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
- Clean Seas Coalition
- Green Cities California
- Numerous Cities, Counties and NGOs committed to promoting reusable bags
The news conference will be held Monday, November 29th at 11:00 am local time on the West Steps of the State Capital in Sacramento, California.