The process to enact a single-use plastic bag ban for the county’s unincorporated areas will continue, after the supervisors voted 3-2 on 10/15. The ban would apply only to grocery stores, pharmacies, and liquor stores, and not to department stores, restaurants, or tasting rooms. The 74 affected stores would have to charge 10 cents for paper bags and make reusable bags available. The issue will next come to the board in April for the presentation of a final environmental impact report.


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