As we reported last month, city agencies were discussing legislation restricting the sale of single use water bottle at events on city property, including the upcoming Outside Lands music festival. Though the ban reached a temporary standstill, it’s resurfacing again today when The San Francisco Environment Commission’s policy committee is scheduled to re-discuss the proposal.
According to the SFGate , the proposal was originally intended only to answer Commissioner Ruth Gravanis’ question of how to possibly ban bottled water at city events, not to push new legislature. When the ban was pitched a month ago, the topic was casually discussed, but no action was taken due to insufficient attendance for the Commission to make any sort of decision.
However, the Examiner says that that today’s meeting could see the proposal move on to the department’s full commission for further consideration, after hearing from such experts as a representative of US Pure Water and water activist and Clean Water Action director Miriam Gordon.
You can be sure that we’ll be following closely to see if today’s discussions of the water bottle ban makes enough of a splash to move forward.