Could Concord Have a Bottle Banning Comrade?
This spring, Arlington’s annual Town Meeting will take up an article seeking to adopt water-bottle banning bylaw to Concord’s.
Marco Rubio’s bottled water moment earlier this week probably grabbed more headlines, but there was another bit of bottle-related news that might have caught a Concoridan eye.
According to reports from earlier this week, a trio of Arlington High seniors collected enough signatures to get a water bottle bylaw like Concord’s on the warrant for their town’s special Town Meeting this spring.
See the full text of Arlington's article below.
That move comes as some in Concord are readying their rebuttal to the ban, while others rally in defense of the ground-breaking bylaw.
Concord resident Robin Garrison has a petitioner’s article on the Town Meeting warrant seeking to repeal the bottle bylaw. Meanwhile Concord on Tap, a local movement led by Jill Appel, is promoting positive options for a post-bottled water world.
With that in mind, we want to know, What words of wisdom would you offer to Arlington as the town considers a bottled-water bylaw?
Arlington's warrant article:
Article 4, Bylaw Amendment, Sale of Drinking Water in Single-Serve PET Bottles
To see if the Town will vote to amend the Town Bylaws to prohibit the sale of non-sparkling, unflavored drinking water in single-serving polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles of 1 liter (34 ounces) or less in the Town of Arlington except in the event of an emergency; or take any action related thereto.
(Inserted at the request of Amy Currul and one hundred registered voters)