Broc Coward's treatise is excellent, save one major issue that he chooses to ignore — the timing is all wrong, just as are Alaska oil and Wyoming shale restrictions, stricter Environmental Protection Agency industry requirements, tougher auto gas mileage rules, green jobs and the like ("Community Commentary: Huntington Beach made right call on bags," Sept. 22).
I'm sure he thinks cleanup costs will be reduced but there are always unintended consequences. And we always seem to legislate frivolous stuff at times like this instead of facing the difficult issues when our City Council and the country's direction ought to be focused on people's economic lives, job creation and preservation, improving the economy, eliminating home foreclosures, curtailing our wrong-headed tax structures, education improvements, etc., mostly to be accomplished without huge government financial intervention for which we will pay for generations.
And I for one will simply shop in Seal Beach, or a city with some sense of reality. Given enough of us, it will cost Huntington Beach jobs, revenue and perhaps some City Council changes. There's a right time for everything, and that is not now for this very poor judgment ban, given human proclivity.