Chapter 8.09
SINGLE-USE STRAWS

Sections:

8.09.010    Definitions.

8.09.020    Beverage straws upon request.

8.09.030    Exceptions.

8.09.040    Implementation and enforcement.

8.09.010 Definitions.

The following words and phrases, whenever used in this chapter, shall have the meanings defined in this section unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

A. “Dine-in customer” means a customer that consumes a food or beverage order on the same premises it was ordered.

B. “Single-use” means a product that is designed to be only used one time in its same form by the customer, food vendor or entity.

C. “Take-out food orders” means prepared meals or other food or beverage items that a customer purchases at an establishment and are intended for consumption elsewhere.

D. “Vendor” means any business providing food or beverages within the city of San Luis Obispo. (Ord. 1640 § 3 (part), 2017)

8.09.020 Beverage straws upon request.

On or after March 1, 2018, any vendor shall ask each dine-in customer if the customer wants a single-use beverage straw before providing a single-use beverage straw to the customer. (Ord. 1640 § 3 (part), 2017)

8.09.030 Exceptions.

Take-out food orders are exempt from this chapter. (Ord. 1640 § 3 (part), 2017)

8.09.040 Implementation and enforcement.

In addition to any other remedy authorized by this code, any violation of the provisions of this chapter by any person or restaurant is subject to administrative fines as provided in Chapter 1.24. (Ord. 1640 § 3 (part), 2017)