Last month we found that Council Member Mike O'Brien's law to let people opt-out of Yellow Pages delivery resulted in a $500,000 legal settlement and a stack of legal fees paid by the city. And now we're hearing that O'Brien's other signature law, which banned plastic bags, is reportedly allowing thieves to use reusable bags to secrete merchandise:
Mike Duke, who operates the Lake City Grocery Outlet with his wife, said that since the plastic-bag ban started last July, he's lost at least $5,000 in produce and between $3,000 and $4,000 in frozen food. "We've never lost that much before," said Duke, who found those numbers through inventories of stolen and damaged goods. ...
According to data released in January by Seattle Public Utilities, 21.1 percent of business owners surveyed said increased shoplifting because of the plastic bag ban was a problem.
Next we'll find out his campaign-finance-reform law is responsible for the Holocaust.