July 14th, 2010 5:33 pm | by BETH SLOVIC News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, City Hall, Environment

Mayor Pledges Details on Plastic-Bag Ban by Friday

Bag Monsters

Mayor Sam Adams offered no new details today about his promise to ban single-use plastic bags in Portland. But he did announce he will have a draft ordinance describing that plan by the end of the week.

That new promise satisfied opponents of the petroleum-based product who staged a rally outside City Hall this afternoon after anti-bag activists testified in front of City Council this morning.

The noon rally featured a couple of participants dressed up as "bag monsters" who looked (according to one City Hall security guard) pretty much like plastic Butterball turkeys. They danced to the beat of drums until Adams joined them outside. "We're nearing the end of the beginning," Adams told them. "Onward!"

Bag monsters and friends at Portland City Hall
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