In response to community concerns about noise the San Rafael and Novato City Councils have established a Quiet Zone effective immediately. The train horn will not blow at railroad crossings.

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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