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COMMISSION MEMORANDUM

TO:Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Commission 
FROM:Commissioner Michael Gongora 
DATE:June  5, 2019
 



SUBJECT:DISCUSSION REGARDING PLASTICS.

ANALYSIS

Please add a discussion item on plastics on the May 8th agenda, to consider:

 

1.       The recent Bal Harbour Village ban on single use plastics and legal options for Miami Beach (see attachment).

 

2.       An update on the Coral Gables ban on plastic bags and the status of the litigation and appeals on same.

 

3.       An update on preemption bills pending in the State of Florida to stop local government from regulating plastics.

 

In addition, please find a link below and article attached  to a recent Miami Herald article regarding this issue:

 https://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article229882079.html

Please feel free to contact my Aide Diana Fontani for any additional information.


Legislative Tracking
Commissioner Michael Gongora

ATTACHMENTS:
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New Times Article - "Bal Harbour Village to Ban Single-Use Plastics Beginning in October"
Miami Herald Article