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Fremont doesn’t want to lead on plastic grocery bags

On Tuesday, the City Council is scheduled to once again consider regulating plastic grocery bags. The city report is out, and it recommends that Fremont hold its horses and save some money by waiting for the county-wide effort that’s supposed to start next year.

The Chamber of Commerce is very opposed to Fremont stepping out on its own with a city-wide ban. If the city did opt for its own ban, which would cost more moolah, but take less time than waiting for the county, the plan would be to ban plastic bags and charge people for paper bags.

Matt Artz