Proponents of banning single-use plastic bags in Portland will testify in front of City Council Wednesday morning and stage a rally outside City Hall on Wednesday afternoon.
Mayor Sam Adams -- who supported a ban or a tax in 2007 as a commissioner, then backed away from the ideas in 2009 amid the recession -- is keeping mum about his latest idea for moving Portlanders away from the petroleum-based products. This afternoon he would not tell WW what he plans to say tomorrow when he addresses plastic-bag opponents at their noon rally.
But given the momentum in Salem for a statewide solution in 2011, it seems likely Adams will sign onto a local measure that urges state lawmakers to push for an Oregon ban. If they fail, then he'll craft a Portland ban.
It's not as if Adams has been shy about his desire to rid the environment of plastic shopping bags. Adams recently gave a preview of what's to come tomorrow to another outlet. Here's video from the interview, from Good: