Mayor Faulconer's Statement on Governor Signing Statewide Plastic Bag Ban Into Law

San Diego - Today Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer released the following statement on the passage of SB270:

"The decision by state lawmakers to enact a plastic bag ban in California means San Diego doesn't have to spend additional tax dollars developing a local ordinance that was proposed by a City Council committee last year. This is exactly the outcome I'd hoped for when I decided to defer a costly environmental review of the San Diego-only bag ban. Had the City initiated that review before the state acted - as some had urged - it would have led to a significant loss of taxpayer money and wasted countless hours of valuable staff time. The ban is now state law so the City will be taking steps to come into compliance with these new regulations."

CONTACT: Craig Gustafson at (619) 453-9880 or [email protected]