Julia Louis-Dreyfus speaks up for plastic bag ban

dreyfuss-koretz.jpgThe TV actress, L.A. resident, and Heal the Bay board member was at this morning's City Council hearing to support an ordinance that would prohibit plastic bags at supermarket checkout lines. She spoke briefly during the public comment period.

What is hideously ugly, gigantically dangerous, and outrageously expensive and yet we still use it every single day in Los Angeles? No, it is not the 405. It is plastic bags....In L.A. County and the city of Calabasas, 90 percent of customers are bringing their own bags to shop. So does L.A. really want to lose to Calabasas and Oklahoma City in the same week? I don't think so.

Council President Herb Wesson apologetically cut off Louis-Dreyfus when her time was up. "I wish you good luck in your new series," he told her (only in L.A.). What about the proposed ban, you ask? From the LAT:

Eight of the council's 15 members told The Times they are prepared to move forward Wednesday with a plastic bag ban at an estimated 7,500 stores. An equal number voiced doubts about a similar ban on paper bags, which was first backed by appointees of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the Board of Public Works.

Photo of Louis-Dreyfus and Councilman Paul Koretz by Gary Leonard

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