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This ordinance prohibits stores from providing single use plastic carryout bags to customers. The ordinance specifies that stores can only offer recyclable paper carryout bags for a 10 cent charge to the customer. Furthermore, stores must report monthly the number of recyclable bags sold to customers, the monies generated from such sales, and any efforts the store has undertaken to promote the use of reusable bags.
The Children's Amendment is Section 16.108 of the San Francisco City Charter: requires the Children's Fund to be used exclusively to provide services for children ages 0-17; establishes that eligible services for the Children's Fund are childcare, recreation, after-school, arts, health, workforce readiness, youth empowerment, violence prevention, educational enrichment, and family support; establishes a three-year planning cycle for use of the Children's Fund, requiring a Community Needs Assessment and a Children's Services Allocation Plan. Significant community participation is required in the development of these documents; establishes a Children's Fund Citizen's Advisory Committee, consisting of 15 members appointed by the Mayor, for the purpose of advising the Department of Children, Youth & Their Families and the Mayor, regarding the use of the Fund.