PALM DESERT – The City Council for the desert’s largest retail hub could vote to phase in a ban on plastic shopping bags Thursday.
A ban endorsed by the Coachella Valley Association of Governments has already been passed by the councils in Palm Springs, Indio and Desert Hot Springs and voted down in Indian Wells.
Barbara DeBoom, president of the Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce, said the chamber board hasn’t taken a position on a ban and feedback from local businesses hasn’t indicated opposition to it.
“Some of our members are supportive, and I haven’t heard from anyone who has a problem with it,” she said.
If adopted, the rules would kick in next year, on two different dates depending on the size of the retail business…
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