After a failed attempt at pushing people to voluntarily give up single-use plastic bags, pursuing an all-out ban gained broad support from the City Council on Tuesday.
City officials must still complete an environmental review of the proposed ordinance, which is similar to a law that went into effect for unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. That ordinance bans plastic bags at most retailers and imposes a 10-cent surcharge per paper bag.
“This is really about changing people’s habits,” said Mayor Laura Friedman.
Other cities, such as Pasadena, have already started drafting their own bans to align with the county. Burbank officials have indicated that they may follow their lead.