The Solana Beach City Council will be holding a public hearing on the proposed plastic bag reduction ordinance tonight starting at 6pm at the Solana Beach City Hall, located at 635 South Highway 101 Solana Beach, CA 92075.

Please show your support for this proposed ordinance by attending the hearing and giving public comment on behalf of the Surfrider Foundation’s Rise Above Plastics Campaign.

If you plan on attending the hearing, please RSVP through our website here.

Here are are some facts about plastics, which you can put in to your own words and share during the public comment period.

We also encourage you to call or email the Solana Beach City Council with the message below or one of your own.

“Please support the plastic bag reduction ordinance being proposed for Solana Beach.  Solana Beach can be a leaders in San Diego County by making the first citywide commitment to reduce single-use plastic bags.  Plastic bags do not biodegrade and threaten wildlife when littered – in addition to being an eyesore, costing taxpayer dollars to clean up, clogging drains and creating mosquito breeding grounds in warmer months.  Plastic bag recycling has proven ineffective, as have voluntary efforts to reduce the use of single-use plastic bags.  The time is now for this proposed ordinance.

Joe G. Kellejian, Mayor Email: jkellejian@cosb.org Phone: (858) 720-2496

David W. Roberts, Deputy Mayor Email: droberts@cosb.org Phone: (858) 720-2496

Mike Nichols, Councilmember Email: mnichols@cosb.org Phone: (858) 720-2496

Thomas M. Campbell, Councilmember Email: tcampbell@cosb.org Phone: (858) 720-2494

Lesa Heebner, Councilmember Email: lheebner@cosb.org Phone: (858) 720-2490

To review the full staff report, click here.