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Posted on: March 19, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Proclamation of Emergency: Suspension of Paper Bag Fee

The Mayor issued a Proclamation of Emergency requiring payment of a pass-through charge on recycled paper bags to be suspended.

“I encourage patrons to leave their reusable bags at home when they shop, as they have the potential to increase the transmission of COVID-19. At this time I am suspending the charge for carry-out bags and that will remain in effect until the COVID-19 emergency has been lifted,” said Mayor Mary Lou Pauly.

This suspension shall remain in effect until the Proclamation of Emergency issued on March 6, 2020 is terminated. Groceries and other retail establishments shall not collect the pass-through charge from customers during the period of suspension.

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