UPDATE 12/15/16 Â 9:00 AM tomorrow morning Council has first reading ( 2 are required) and KCA again offers testimony in strong support. Â You can too.
11/28/16. This afternoon, after hours of public testimony and Â 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 Â until 2018, perhaps then our environment will receive one manini improvement
Neither IED or PIA Committees take any legislative action Â todayÂ
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 Â either bill, so she had to defer both..
- The vast percentage of testimony includingÂ Â 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 mayorâ€™s office the meeting was for discussion only, and no action would be taken, so that was the expected outcome