On May 28th, the Corpus Christi City Council will have their first reading of a draft ordinance for a plastic bag fee. After deliberating on specifics of the draft, Councilmembers will have an opportunity to vote on it. This will be followed by a second reading and vote in a later council meeting.
One thing Councilmembers should consider is that Corpus Christi is not alone in searching for a way to effectively deal with the financial and environmental problems caused by loose plastic shopping bags. Texas cities that have already passed laws either banning or charging for plastic bags include:
Brownsville, Austin, South Padre Island, Laguna Vista, Freer, Sunset Valley, Fort Stockton & Pecos
Other Texas cities that are currently considering a plastic bag fee or ban include:
Rockport, Dallas, San Antonio, Odessa, Copperas Cove, Beeville, Port Aransas and Portland
Let’s get with it Corpus Christi. It’s time to clean this place up!