A second phase starting Jan. 1, 2015 will ban the bags at small grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies and food markets.
In addition, the new ordinance directs stores to provide customers with recyclable paper bags at 10 cents each. The stores may provide customers with reusable bags for sale or no charge.
Since the ordinance’s adoption, the city has distributed reusable shopping bags to residents at community events. Free reusable bags are available to residents, one bag per customer, while the supply lasts.
Residents can pick up a bag from July 7 to July 11 at the Public Works Building, 345 N. Foothill Rd., between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm. For more information please call 310 285-2467.