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Fremont looks poised to ban Styrofoam food packaging

styroLast year when Councilmember Bob Wieckowski pushed for a Styrofoam and plastic shopping bag ban in Fremont, he secured just one vote on the council: his own.

But later this month, he’s bring up the Styrofoam packaging ban again, and it looks like he’s got the votes to get it passed. Both Anu Natarajan and Bill Harrison talked this week like they are pretty close to getting on board. Natarajan said there’s less chance of the city having to fend off a lawsuit over a ban and Harrison said he mostly was concerned about the implementation date, which Wieckowski proposed for Jan. 2011.

green featherBoth council members are supporting Wieckowski in his run for state Assembly against Garrett Yee. I asked them if their change of heart could be tied to the race. Maybe they want to give Wieckowski a green feather in his cap as the race heats up? They said that wasn’t the case.

Matt Artz