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Culver City Mulls Over an Amendment to its Current Plastics Ban

Culver City has always been invested in taking care of the environment and making sure the Culver City community is a good steward. This is one of the reasons that Culver City Real Estate is a popular place to look for a home and why Martin Feinberg, Realtor, is proud to work in the area. This concern for the environment was on view at the latest city council meeting when Mayor Jim Clarke and councilwoman Meghan Sahli-Wells debated an amendment to a ban on plastics and polystyrene.

The ban is currently modeled after a similar one in effect in the City of Manhattan Beach. After a visit to three Manhattan Beach businesses, Mayor Clarke discovered that all of them were in violation of the city’s ban. This led the Mayor to consider amendments to Culver City’s ban. Clarke stated, “It might feel good to pass this but we want to do something effective.”

Mayor Clarke believes that structuring the ordnance on business and scientific evidence, and allowing for review every year, would make it more efficient. Craig Cadwallader, representing the LaBallona Renascence, disagreed with the proposed amendment, arguing that the ban is more effective as it is currently written and that the amendment would “just weaken it.”

The preliminary vote ended at 3 in favor of the amendment and 2 opposed, meaning that the amendment will come back before the council at a future date for a final reading and input from the public. Martin Feinberg, Culver City Realtor, encourages all interested community members to attend the next city council meeting and make their voices heard.