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The Line: Albuquerque City Councilors Approve Plastic Bag Ban

plastic bag ban

April 19, 2019 – The Albuquerque City Council passed—after major amendments—a ban on some plastics. Approved by a 5-to-3 vote, the ban on plastic bags at grocers and retailers will go into effect on January 1, 2020, if Mayor Tim Keller signs off on it. Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists debate whether the new ordinance goes too far—or not far enough.

Line Panelists:
Dede Feldman, former NM State Senator
Tom Garrity, The Garrity Group PR
Sophie Martin, attorney
Edmund E. Perea, attorney

For Further Reading:
Ban would keep 120 million plastic bags out of ABQ landfills, new analysis says – by Jessica Dyer, Albuquerque Journal
Restaurants escape plastic ban; grocery stores and retailers will have to go to paper – KOAT 7

2017 Albuquerque City Council Races – District 7

NMiF: ABQ district 7 city council candidates

September 8, 2017 – Five seats on the Albuquerque city council are up for election this year. Crime, economic development and the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project are three of the top issues for voters this year. Correspondent Megan Kamerick is sitting down with candidates in each of the districts this month to hear how they would address these issues. They also discuss behavioral health needs and efforts to support both small businesses and entrepreneurs.

Candidates in District 7 

Diane Gibson
Eric Lucero