Posted by C, a resident of another community, on Mar 17, 2009 at 6:13 pm
Apparently Council member John Barton is the only one who read the US Constitution. Our freedom in this country is slipping away, people, one ordinance at a time. As it has in so many other countries. It always seems like a good idea at the time. History repeats itself. Freedom isn't free. The price includes annoying plastic bags in our landfills. That's a small price to pay. Travel abroad extensively if you doubt my words.
Posted by S, a resident of another community, on Mar 17, 2009 at 8:36 pm
I shop at Piazza's regularly (1-2 times a week) and the absence of plastic bags is not a big deal, even to us proletarian Mountain View residents. You guys are blowing things way out of proportion. It's not a big deal.
Posted by Joe Cree, a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Mar 18, 2009 at 2:20 pm
So no platic bags allowed in Palo Alto and here in good ol' Mtn. View we're going to have to pay for shopping bags. Sales taxes are going up along with every other tax in this dumb state while services and our school go to pot. I'm curious what the attraction to living here is anymore? We're over taxed, over regulated and under represented from the city councils right up to the Governor.
Posted by Ex MV resident, a resident of the Whisman Station neighborhood, on Mar 18, 2009 at 3:13 pm
The Palo Alto CC members should be required to don plastic bags over their heads before City Council meetings. They should also secure them in the same way that the PD secures offenders with the " plastic handcuffs. Nice and tight. This would solve many problems.