County Approves Plastic Bag Ban
A ban on single-use plastic bags in the unincorporated parts of the county will take effect in 2016 after the supervisors cast a final but divided vote on the new law this Tuesday. Supervisors Steve Lavagnino and Peter Adam dissented. The county joins the cities of Santa Barbara and Carpinteria in the ban, which places a small fee on single-use paper bags. Goleta has deferred on the issue until a statewide ballot measure is voted on in November 2016.