Tuesday, November 8, 2011

City Council Supports Bag Ban 8 - 0

The Bag Monster gears up to meet the City Council
Below is a snippet from today's Gazette-Times story, "Council sends bag ban to committee":

"After hearing nearly an hour of public testimony, the Corvallis City Council on Monday elected to send a proposed ban on single-use plastic bags to its Administrative Services Committee—although some proponents of the ban and at least one councilor said it was a shame the council couldn’t enact the measure on the spot.

The ordinance, which is the brainchild of the Sierra Club’s Marys Peak Group, brought a few dozen people to the noon meeting, and about 10 spoke in front of the council. Testimony was heavily in support of the ordinance with a few opposed.

The council unanimously decided to move the proposed ban to the Administrative Services Committee."

Sounds like our ordinance is moving forward!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Front Page News!

As you may have noticed today in a front page story in the Gazette-Times, Bag It Corvallis is going before the City Council this Monday to present our ordinance to ban single-use plastic carryout bags. To view the full article, click here.
Today we reached a total of 1,168 signatures in support of the ordinance, exceeding our goal of reaching 1,000 before we present the ordinance to the City Council. The Corvallis City Council meets on Monday, Nov. 7 at noon at the downtown fire station, 400 NW Harrison Boulevard. Come join us and show your support!