The city has formed an environmental policy citizens' committee to look into the possiblity of banning plastic bags, said District 7 Councilman Justin Rodriguez.
"You go by any creek or Woodlawn Lake (and) you see them in there," he said. "They fly all over the place."
Many local stores already carry reusable bags, and some researchers estimated the taxpayer money spent on landfills and litter abatement adds up to about 20 cents per plastic bag used.
So what are dog owners supposed to use to pick up their pets' poops? Reusable bags?