Petaluma Grange to Propose One-Year Moratorium on Pesticide Use in Petaluma Parks Tonight

A message from Petaluma Grange President Tiffany Renée:

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We invite the public to attend in support of our public comment at the Petaluma City Council Meeting at 7pm on March 21, and stand up in favor of the Petaluma Grange’s proposed one-year moratorium on pesticide use in Petaluma’s parks, public spaces, and rights of way. We need lots of people to show the Council this is a community-supported proposal.

It’s time to remove glyphosate once and for all from the places where our community gathers most and has the biggest impact on our health, food, and water. Other cities including Richmond, Fairfax and Santa Cruz have instituted similar ordinances, with encouraging results.

Come lend your voice on March 21 — to urge the City Council to place the proposed moratorium on a future Council agenda for formal discussion, stand in solidarity. Each member of the public is allotted 3 minutes to address the Council on this issue under the general public comment agenda item. And because Public Comment is limited to 20 minutes, we will have 2-3 speakers for our issue and ask that all those present in support of the moratorium to please rise during our public comment to show your support to the City Council. When this item is placed on a future agenda, then everyone can make public comment as they desire, since public comment will not be limited for the agenda item.

Our action in Petaluma is the first step in a long term plan to encourage similar moratoriums be implemented in all nine Sonoma County cities. Come show your support!

Date: March 21
Time: 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Place: Petaluma City Hall, 11 English Street, Petaluma, 94952

Let us know you’re coming! [email protected]

Please share the petition. We will be presenting the signatures at Public Comment on 3/21. Thank you!

https://www.change.org/p/sonoma-county-mayors-councilmembers-sonoma-county-board-of-supervisors-ban-glyphosate-the-carcinogenic-ingredient-in-monsanto-s-roundup

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