During the July 17 City Council meeting, City Council voted to repeal a City ordinance intended to encourage the use of reusable bags and limit the use of carryout plastic bags. Councilors repealed the City ordinance to comply with State law and help minimize confusion between the City's ordinance and State law.
The City of Bend has opted to not adopt any local enforcement provisions and will instead rely on State law for enforcement.
Informational materials and enforcement will now be the State’s responsibility. For more information, visit the State of Oregon website.
The City of Bend encourages you to “Bring your bag, Bend!”