SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Grocers Association here sent a letter last week to the mayor of Santa Monica, asking the city council there to delay action on a proposed ordinance that would ban all single-use plastic carryout bags and require retailers to charge a fee for paper bags. The council had been scheduled to consider the ordinance last week but tabled the discussion to deal with other matters. In the letter Jennifer Forkish, director of local government relations, said, "CGA ...

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