Sim made the comments during his first ‘state of the city’ address to the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on Tuesday.
“Everyone here in Vancouver loves the environment but we can make a distinction between things that are pragmatic and not,” Sim said.
“What we’ve heard from the business community and residents is the cup fee just ain’t working, that it’s punitive. So that’s why we’re committed to getting rid of the cup fee by this summer.”
Sim’s ABC Vancouver party holds a majority on council, ensuring it should have little trouble repealing the fee.