Posted by Simon
I failed. The City of Pasadena has banned plastic bags beginning in July. I had opposed the ban on my blog when it was proposed last October and distributed my argument against it to as many people locally as I could. But after they cancelled the meeting I was going to attend to oppose it I lost interest. I didn’t pay attention again until last week when Pasadena in Focus announced the ban. Ordinance 7214 was passed unanimously by the City Council on November 7, 2012. It effectively bans the distribution and use of plastic grocery bags in Pasadena and forces grocery stores to charge 10 cents for paper bags.
“Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
My next plan is to vocally and verbally oppose the ban. As people become aware of it perhaps they will join a campaign to defeat the incumbents who have the audacity to take away our choice just because they can.
I’m thinking of printing 10,000 bags with:
Defeat Pasadena Councilman
Father of the Plastic Bag Ban
End the Nanny State
And giving them away at the local Ralph’s on Saturdays. I’m not sure if the ban covers free speech on bags or not. Or perhaps I’ll just grocery shop in Arcadia. This Nanny State act by the Pasadena City Council certainly makes me want to get out California sooner rather than later.