Asked about the persistence of docketed items that have or would ban items in Newton — such as plastic bags and leaf blowers — Alderman At Large Jim Cote told attendees at the Newton candidates forum in the Highlands on Sunday that he was opposed to all this “over regulation.”  He even joked that he was in favor of eliminating the committee that oversees these proposals, the Programs & Services Committee, so “we can ban bans.”

Anyone else want to ban bans? Or are you glad when aldermen step in to regulate things like bags, smokeless tobacco, leaf blowers, Styrofoam, blogs (ok hopefully not blogs) etc.