City’s non-toxic Effort – Farm Bill Changed to Protect Cities

Monday, December 17, 2018

Under Mayor Pro Tem Christina Shea’s leadership, the City Council’s Organic Pesticide Use policy has now been successful for more than two years, setting a national standard. The City Council has opposed Congress’s Farm Bill section 9101 that would likely have pre-empted cities’ abilities to adopt their own pesticide regulations. In December 2018, under pressure from cities such as Irvine, that section was removed to protect local rights to control pesticide use. Efforts to get to this point are reflected in the links, below.

Mayor Pro Tem Shea's Op-Ed for December 2018

Read Farm Bill Letter

League of California Cities Letter