UPDATE 12/15/16 9:00 AM tomorrow morning Council has first reading ( 2 are required) and KCA again offers testimony in strong support. You can too.
11/28/16. This afternoon, after hours of public testimony and committee and department discussions IEM-05 (polystyrene food containers “ban”) at Chair Cochran’s committee, a revised version (how many times?) was then amended a few times unanimously (5-0) before finally passing unanimously. It now has to proceed through two full Council meetings, likely first on 12/16/16, but then as this year expires, possibly on Friday the 13 of January for second and final. Whew!. As the effective date is not proposed until 2018, perhaps then our environment will receive one manini improvement
Neither IED or PIA Committees take any legislative action today
10/31/16 We think it would be reasonable to say most of 23 testifies at the Infrastructure and Environmental Management Committee of the County Council expected passage of both measure IEM-56 (Plastic Bag Reduction) and IEM-05 (polystyrene <styrofoam>containers) this afternoon, but when Chair Elle Cochran asked for Corp Counsel comment, he advised committee’s regular counsel Thompson, who was not available, had not had time to evaluate either bill, so she had to defer both..
- The vast percentage of testimony including KCA, was in favor of passing both bills, but were left disappointed.
This morning the PIA Committee advised going in on the highly complex homeless situation (PIA-61) and five proposed bills from the mayor’s office the meeting was for discussion only, and no action would be taken, so that was the expected outcome