When did it become effective?
A 1-year “grace period” was incorporated into the ordinance to allow retail establishments time to make necessary arrangements for compliance and to expend current stocks of plastic single-use carry-out bags. The Ordinance was adopted on August 21, 2014 and became enforceable September 19, 2015.

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1. When did it become effective?
2. What is the purpose of this ordinance?
3. How is a reusable bag defined?
4. What is considered a “single-use carry-out bag”?
5. What bags are not included in this?
6. Who does the plastic bag ordinance apply to?
7. Why did the City adopt this ban?
8. What is considered a recycled paper bag?
9. Is there a charge for providing a reusable or recyclable bag?
10. Why is there a fee?
11. Does the City keep the fee for purchase of a bag?