LA CRESCENTA — La Crescenta shoppers will soon have to stick to paper or reusable grocery bags after the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday enacted a sweeping ban on the use of single-use plastic bags.
The board voted 3 to 1 Tuesday to approve the ban for unincorporated areas and encouraged the 88 cities across the county to follow suit. Currently, only Malibu has a similar ban in place.
Supervisor Mike Antonovich, who represents the La Crescenta area, voted against the ban, which he said would cause additional financial burdens on small retailers and consumers. Supervisor Don Knabe was absent.
On Tuesday, Glendale City Councilman Frank Quintero said he was ready reconsider a ban after having an initial discussion in 2008.
"I'm certainly willing to put it on the agenda and begin to discuss how we can put together a program," he said. "It's a serious issue."