Colorado Springs City Council Member Yolanda Avila invites the public to a virtual town hall to discuss a potential ballot measure regarding plastic bag fees on Wednesday, July 29 from 6-7:30 p.m.
Avila has proposed a 10 cent per plastic bag fee (this would not apply to paper bags) asking City Council to refer the item to the November 2020 ballot. In the proposal, the City would receive 60 percent of the bag fee and 40 percent would be retained by the business. The City would use revenue from the fee for funding City wide clean up events in the City’s parks, rights-of way and other public properties, educational activities related to the environment, programs and infrastructure to reduce waste, and mitigation of the effects of waste in the City’s public spaces.
RSVP by emailing Carly.Hoff@coloradosprings.gov. Participants will receive directions on how to join via computer or telephone before the start of the meeting. The meeting will be held using Microsoft Teams, you do not need a Microsoft Teams account to join.