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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

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller On Key Issues & City Priorities

Tim Keller

September 7, 2018 – When Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller took office in December of last year, there were some big issues that needed to be resolved.

The rollout of the Albuquerque Rapid Transit project had not gone as planned in 2017. The city is still waiting for buses for the route. And many residents still want to see changes in the Albuquerque Police Department, as required by a consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice. Mayor Keller and his team have made announcements this year about a range of initiatives related to crime, economic development and community building.

Host Gene Grant sits down with the mayor this week to discuss how things are going and plans for the future.