San Mateo County EIR Certified (Update)

San Mateo County EIR Certified (Update)

UPDATE:
San Mateo County Board of Supervisors adopted the Reusable Bag Ordinance by unanimous vote on October 23rd, 2012.

Environmental Impact Report
San Mateo County, California. Sept. 12, 2012 (PBBR) - The San Mateo County Planning Commission voted today to certify the county's Environmental Impact Report in connection with the proposed Reusable Bag Ordinance. The EIR was certified by a margin of 4-0.

The Reusable Bag Ordinance Final EIR was released last week. The County partnered with several cities to produce the EIR.

The Planning Commission recommended the EIR and the ordinance to the Board of Supervisors during their meeting.

Ordinance Presented to Supervisors
According to Dean Peterson, Director of Environmental Health for San Mateo County, the Reusable Bag Ordinance will be introduced to the full Board of Supervisors at their regular meeting on October 23, 2012.

The measure will be introduced by Supervisors Carole Groom and Adrienne J. Tissier. Adrienne Tissier is President of the Board of Supervisors and Supervisor for District 5. Carole Groom represents District 2.

In connection with the Reusable Bag Ordinance, the County Health System is conducting a web poll for county citizens. To participate, simply follow this link: http://smchealth.org/node/1069.

Bag Monster
Those of you who live in San Mateo County may have seen the Bag Monster lately. He has been seen around the County numerous times and will be seen this weekend at Coastal Cleanup locations.

He will also appear at the Burlingame Green Fair this Sunday. It seems he's had time to also play a few rounds of tennis with some of the locals as the cover photo shows.

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