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Bay Area CDFA "Scoping" Meetings Soliciting Public Comment on Aerial Spraying
The CDFA will be holding "scoping" meetings to hear public comments regarding their Environmental Impact Review (EIR) process. Please be aware that the spraying is not dependent on completion of such a review, because they have declared a "State of Emergency", which gives them the right to overrule other regulations, such as local pesticide ordinances, private property laws, and health, safety, and environmental protection.
You can demonstrate your concerns at the following meetings, which the CDFA is expected to attend. More meetings, organized by the CDFA, various city and county officials, and grassroots activists, in various communities are being added all the time. Please keep updated by checking out the calendar at http://www.lbamspray.com/calendar.htm
If you haven't done so already, please scroll down to the links on the bottom of this mail to sign the petition opposed to aerial spraying, and vote in the polls.
CDFA "scoping" meetings:
Wednesday, February 20, 2008, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Monterey Peninsula College
Lecture Forum 103
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Thursday, February 21, 2008, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
University Inn & Conference Center
Sierra & Dawn Room
611 Ocean Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Monday, February 25, 2008, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
San Francisco County Fair Building Auditorium
Golden Gate Park
9th Avenue & Lincoln Way
San Francisco, CA 94122
Tuesday, February 26, 2008, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Ellis M Harris State Building Auditorium
1515 Clay St.
Oakland, CA 94612
Oral and written comments will be accepted. The deadline for written comments is March 20, 2008.
They may be sent to:
Jim Rains, Staff Environmental Scientist
CA Department of Food and Agriculture
Plant Health and Pest Prevention Services
1220 N Street, Room A-316
Sacramento, CA 95814
To prepare for talking with the CDFA, and to hear from grassroots opposition to the pesticide program:
East Bay Pesticide Alert/Don't Spray California presents:
Who's afraid of the Light Brown Apple Moth?
Sunday, February 24, 2008, 1:30-3:30pm
645 Bancroft Ave @ Dutton, San Leandro
Have you signed the petition against the spraying?
Voted in the poll in the Marin Independent Journal?
And the one on About.com?