Action Alert: Show Support for City of Arcata’s Proposed Single Use Plastic Ban

Single Use Plastics Credit CC Carol Cambell Flikr

WHERE:     Arcata City Hall, Council Chambers, 736 F Street
WHEN:       Tuesday, January 21, 2020 – 6:00PM

Attend This Meeting To Show Support for the City to Establish Regulations Related to Single-Use Disposable Foodware Items and Plastic Bottle Restrictions

All Arcata residents and organizations concerned about City of Arcata taking action to reduce waste and global warming are encouraged to attend.

Check out the Arcata City Council Meeting Agenda Here.

A quick summary of process:
During this meeting, the Council will be considering a number of alternatives in the draft ordinance based on the comments City staff received from food-serving businesses. This includes take-out fees/discounts, compliant product types, feasibility, and the implementation timeline. The intent of the meeting is to select alternatives. If Council selects alternatives at the meeting, a first reading of the ordinance will be included. The Council will also be considering alternatives for an additional ordinance that would prohibit single-use plastic beverages at city facilities (city-owned property). After the first reading, a second meeting to adopt the ordinance will be scheduled, which will be an additional opportunity for public comment.
After the approval of a final ordinance, there will be a grace period determined by Council with plenty advance notice before it takes effect.

To show your support and to submit comments, you are encouraged to attend the meeting or provide written comments – via letter or email – prior to the meeting. Contact City Staff with any questions or concerns, and feel free to contact

City of Arcata Council Members