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Town of Fairfax Mandatory Use of Reusable Checkout Bags, Measure C (November 2008)

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A Town of Fairfax Mandatory Use of Reusable Checkout Bags, Measure C ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot for voters in the Town of Fairfax in Marin County, where it was approved.

Measure C made it mandatory for "all shops, stores, eating places and retail food vendors located in the Town of Fairfax" to use "recyclable paper and/or reusable checkout bags" in order to "reduce plastic pollution, dependence on foreign oil, impacts to marine ecosystems and unsightly litter." Measure C includes fines for violations.

Election results

Measure C
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 3,705 78.51%
No1,01421.49%
These final, certified, election results are from the Marin County elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

MEASURE C: "To reduce plastic pollution, dependence on foreign oil, impacts to marine ecosystems and unsightly litter, shall an ordinance be adopted to require the use of recyclable paper and/or reusable checkout bags by all shops, stores, eating places and retail food vendors located in the Town of Fairfax, and provide penalties for violations?"[1]

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