The current status of the November 15, 3 pm Rally at Urban Outfitters/FreePeople (gathering at Legacy Park) is it is ON.
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Subject: DECEMBER 9 – Malibu Needs a Local Coastal Program Amendment Banning Toxic Pesticides
Dear Mayor Farrer and City Councilmembers,
Please help protect our special Santa Monica Mountains Coastal Zone.
The LCP Pesticide Amendment will protect our children, pets, and wildlife from harmful poisons.
80-90% of predator wildlife – hawks, owls, foxes bobcats, coyotes, raccoons, mountain lions, etc – are exposed to poisons.
Quote from Dr. Seth Riley of the National Park Service, Santa Monica Mountains and UCLA:
“Just about every mountain lion we’ve tested throughout our study has had exposure to these poisons, generally multiple compounds and often at high levels.”
TWO MORE MOUNTAIN LIONS DIED FROM RAT POISON IN THE SANTA MONICA MOUNTAIN IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER.
Los Angeles Time: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-08/two-mountain-lions-found-dead-in-santa-monica-mountains-had-rat-poison-in-bloodstream
It is getting worse and it must stop.
Los Angeles County has protected its portion of the Coastal Zone north of Malibu in October 2014 with its pesticide ban.
Why can’t Malibu do the same?
We support a ban for Malibu inspired by Los Angeles County’s.
Here is proposed language:
“The use of pesticides, including insecticides, herbicides, rodenticides or any toxic chemical substance that has the potential to significantly degrade biological resources shall be prohibited.”
Rodenticides poisoning our predator species, insecticides attacking pollinators and other insects, and cancer-causing herbicides, must all be removed from the especially sensitive California Coastal Zone.
Please vote for a strong LCP Amendment on December 9.