The City’s administrative offices in City Hall, the San Rafael Public Library, and the City’s community centers will be closed on Thursday November 23 through Friday November 24 in observance of the holiday. 24-hour operations will remain in effect for the Police and Fire Departments.

Plastic Bags

After September 15, 2014 grocery stores and food vendors will no longer provide single-use plastic bags at checkout.

  • Affected stores must charge at least  10 cents for recycled paper bags at checkout.
  • Affected stores include large retail stores that sell a line of dry grocery and perishable items or have a pharmacy, public event vendors, and all stores that sell milk, bread, and snack foods.
  • Customers are encouraged to bring bags of their own, but retailers are required to make reusable bags available for purchase.
  • Reducing single-use plastic bags will help clean our streams, reduce litter along our roadways, and encourage sustainable practices in our city.
  • Businesses must register that they are in compliance with the ordinance by completing this questionnaire.

Additional Resources:

Single Use Bag Information

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