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Should blue bag recycling continue?

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The city of Lincoln agreed with the 2008-2009 Grand Jury Final Reports and are discontinuing the impractical blue bag recycling program and will save $26,000/year on bags. The Placer County Board of Supervisors decided to continue the totally voluntary program for residents in unincorporated areas. Those residents purchase their own bags. James Durfee and Will Dickinson, Placer County Department of Facility Services, in a memorandum to the Supervisors, stated the program is cost neutral to the county and the blue bag program is not considered a “project,” therefore no substitute would be required if discontinued. The Auburn City Council decided to continue the program because it is an educational stimulus and an environmental stewardship program for residents. The city should stop purchasing bags with public funds and have residents buy the bags. The Loomis Town Council could not decide what to do. They too should stop spending public funds on the unviable program. Bob Robinson, Rocklin Kevin Brady, Auburn