Selling a bag of goods

By From page A4 | August 20, 2013

When the council shelved shopping bag restrictions several months ago I thought they were just showing good sense. Now I find out they are just trying to agree on how restrictive to be. They are wrong on at least one reasoning.

We have been told that using plastic shopping bags Davis results in litter on our beaches and oceans. If that were true, wouldn’t there be some evidence of bags on the freeway or in the Delta?

I have been fortunate enough to make the trip from West Sacramento to the bay on the river twice in the last year. I can report there is remarkably little litter along the river bank … and no plastic shopping bags. As for the freeway, there is some litter, but Caltrans crews seem to be effectively protecting Flipper and his friends.

I suggest the City Council has found yet another distraction from running effective city government.
Cliff Smith

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