Second Public Meeting On Plastic Bag Ban Petition Is At Fire Station 3 In White Rock Thursday

COUNTY News:

This is a reminder that the Environmental Sustainability Board will hold its second public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18 at Fire Station #3 in White Rock to review the plastic bag ban petition proposed to Los Alamos County Council during an April Council meeting.

The Board has asked one member of the supporting and opposing parties to present at the meeting. Each presenter will provide a 15 minute structured presentation regarding how the plastic bag ban would align with County Council’s Strategic Leadership Plan.

The Board will then present the results of its local business survey. The staff liaison also will provide a brief presentation regarding the waste handling of plastic bags.

After the presentations of information, the Board will take action on this issue. Following the motion, public comment will be limited to three minutes per person maximum.

The first public meeting on this issue was held  May 21 in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building in Los Alamos. The Environmental Sustainability Board took public comment from 22 residents, who voiced their opposition or support for the plastic bag ban petition. No action was taken by the Board at this meeting.

The Open Forum will close at noon Monday, June 15. This will allow staff enough time to gather data to present to the Board at Thursday’s meeting.