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Jul 31, 2013 8:49 AM by Ashley Byers -- abyers@kristv.com

Plastic Bag Debate Continues

CORPUS CHRISTI - City council resumed their discussion on a proposed plastic bag ordinance during Tuesday's meeting.

The ordinance would force businesses to charge customers ten cents per plastic bag or a dollar fee per transaction.

At-Large councilman Mark Scott said there needs to be more work before it moves forward, saying "the council is rushing to make everybody start paying," but he didn't see enforcement. He also said "until [there is] a vetted forum, don't bring it back, until you have this litter ordinance worked through all the city's entities."

At-Large councilwoman Lilian Riojas said even thought she has not been on the council for a long time, she wanted to see more of a strategy about litter (in general), rather than just plastic bags.

The council is set to take on the topic at the end of August. They plan to vote on the ordinance then.

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