Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a For the Record specifying the details will be appended to the piece.
Mike Antonovich was the lone dissenting voice on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in voting to ban plastic shopping bags in all markets and convenience stores in unincorporated areas. He defended his position by stating that it is not "sound public policy" and that it was not the "appropriate time to clean up our environment" or "impose regulations on business."
I honestly don't know where to begin to express my disdain for this elected official. He's been around for a number of years, has represented his constituents well in matters of overdevelopment in our area, but falls flat on his face in this one. Let me try to address some of the supervisor's concerns.