The effort to repeal the Bisbee Plastic Bag Ban was found to have technical errors, and will not be on the ballot. Susan Blackford and her petition gatherers had collected 675 signatures for the repeal to be on the November ballot.
By unanimous decision, the Bisbee City Council became the first city in the state of Arizona to ban single use shopping bags. The ban will be voluntary, before being reviewed by the City Manager. Five cent fees for the use of disposable fees may soon be charged in the larger retail stores, followed by smaller stores later.