If you remember JP's golden blog post about Dalager being untouchable you would have been rolling in the aisle Wednesday night (see Dalager celebrates election victory by clubbing baby seals).
The council was discussing a plastic bag policy for the city.
This guy above said something along the lines of:
Allowing more plastic bags to go in the ocean is killing baby seals. So not stopping the plastic pollution is like clubbing baby seals.
Dalager and Stocks ended up voting against Houlihan, Bond, and Barth on the plastic bag policy.
Dalager said some things very close to:
"There is a reason why plastic has become so popular"
"We just stocked my fish pond with a plastic bag filled with fish"
I fell out of my chair on that one... when the audience was worried about the plastic killing fish.
Some other Dalager quotables:
"Americans love change but dread revolution"
"But remember the flies? I do, in my mom's kitchen."
"I would go along with a ban if we can't come up with something better."
JP's NOTE-The council did not ban plastic bags on Wednesday. They gave direction to staff to return with a ordinance to phase-in the elimination of single use bags (paper & plastic). Teresa Barth specifically requested that it have a large public education component.
northcountytimes: ENCINITAS: Council wants ordinance to ban plastic bags
See also: previous blog post about plastic bag ban.