"would love for someone to explain why you seem to have your knickers in such a knot over some minor ordinance passed by a city in California. :)"
Because even in my podunk little town in the MidWest, there are enviro-mullahs trying to pull the exact same sort of -------- here, and they use the laws in California as their "If they can do it there, why can't we do it here?" --------.
As one who lived in a time before there were plastic bags and plastic straws, I can tell you those times SUCKED! They were gross. They were messy as ----. And the lack of plastics allowed diseases to spread everywhere. Paper sacks that got wet/greasy easily and let everything spill all over the ground. Paper straws that got soaked & collapsed by the third sip and became unusable. And for the disabled, it truly was a Living Hell because as they tried to drink, 3/4 of the liquids spilled all over their faces. I recall one time as a kid I saw on the news where an elderly disabled woman literally drowned herself because she tried to drink from a glass and the liquids got into her nasal passages & lungs.
Of course, these enviro-mullahs are anti-human anyway and would love to kill off as many disabled people as possible.