Posted by Timo, a resident of the North Whisman neighborhood, on Apr 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm
As i am for the plastic bag ban I think it is ridiculous that i should have to pay for a paper bag. Before plastic bags most stores gave paper bags for free. If you're going to charge me for a paper bag I want to see that money go to a good cause like feeding our children or helping the homeless and not just to line a corporate pocket.
Posted by Chris, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Apr 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm
This is the government we are talking about. When have they ever been good at managing money. I am not saying I am that much better, but it is better than pissing it off to the government. That is also crazy because plastic bags are bad for the environment lets charge for plastic bags and we can make money from paper bags as well. This is plain greed and I urge others to do business outside of Mountain View and they will fix this back. It is like our CRV tax. It is BS and the government over reaching finding a new way everyday to let you know that they are the power not the people anymore.
Posted by Jim Neal, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on May 12, 2012 at 10:59 pm
European, lies do not help your cause. My wife is from Italy and had lived there all her life until a little over a year ago. She told me that plastic bags ARE available there, but they charge for them.
As for reusable bags, they can transfer deadly diseases. There was a story just recently published in one of the local papers about a group of young women who became very sick from eating food from the same reusable bag.
The problem is that the government is telling the merchants how much they have to charge for a product. If they can do this, what is to stop them from setting a price for any other product that stores use or sell?
If they really want this, they should put it to a vote as is mandated by Prop 218 and Prop 26!