Dear Council Members,
I conducted a poll on the proposal on banning plastic bags. My list of emails is large and diverse and I chose a random sample of 600 recipients to receive the survey link. Still, this is not a scientific survey. However, it is indicative that after 50 responses the results did not change by more than 2%. In other words, the public' sentiment is quite clear.
The poll results screen capture below reflects 112 responses.
Only 25% answered yes to the statement Plastic bags are a serious threat to our environment.
John Pritchett's cartoon at the very bottom concludes this presentation.
I'd say that you may safely proceed with bigger and better things.