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People Against Chemical Tresspass - unvailing new ordinance
Date Monday December 15
Time 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
CASS headquarters. 200 Washington St., Ste. 170, Santa Cruz

Take Laurel to Center, turn toward beach, right on Washington St., park in back of building.
Event Type Meeting
EmailPACTsc [at] gmail.com
Unveiling the City of Santa Cruz LOCAL CONTROL, PESTICIDE AND CHEMICAL TRESPASS ORDINANCE -

Bring a friend – all new people welcome!

December 15th at 7:00 – Don’t miss the beginning!

We’ll do a brief review of how we got to this point, take a look at the anatomy of the ordinance and answer questions, watch Jazz-elle’s amazing nine-minute DVD about the backbone of the Ordinance (which is on our Website and Utube),

and then break out into working groups to plan our actions on the tasks we need to accomplish.

We’ll also plan the January 12th public meeting, at which we’ll rally Santa Cruz residents to support the ordinance and attend the February SC City Council meeting where we’ll present it.

Check out our new website: PeopleAgainstChemicalTrespass.org.

We have the Ordinance, the Website, the Petitions, Tabling spots, and good materials.

Now we need a liberal application of elbow grease for 8 weeks!

Local control only works if people act!

We can pass this Ordinance if we work together!

Meet December 15, 7:00 at CASS headquarters. 200 Washington St., Ste. 170, Santa Cruz

Take Laurel to Center, turn toward beach, right on Washington St., park in back of building.

Contact: PACTsc [at] gmail.com
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Dec 10th, 2008 10:26 AM
§Why Santa Cruz City first?
by PACTsc Friday Dec 12th, 2008 9:36 AM
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If this rights-based ordinance can be passed here in the City of Santa Cruz, it will set a precedent, and it will be much easier to do the same in the County and in surrounding areas. So whether you live in Santa Cruz City or in neighboring areas, help get this ordinance voted into law here, and your city/county could be the next one to bring forth a similar rights-based ordinance.
§WE THE PEOPLE
by PACTsc Friday Dec 12th, 2008 9:42 AM
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WE THE PEOPLE
OF SANTA CRUZ

ARE COMING TOGETHER IN OUR COMMUNITY TO
TAKE BACK LOCAL CONTROL OF PESTICIDE USE!

In the fall of 2007, the State of California, under Federal mandate, aerial sprayed pesticides over the Monterey Bay Area in an attempt to eradicate the Light Brown Apple Moth (LBAM). As a result, 643 people reported illnesses, thousands of seabirds died, countless household pets were sickened, and bees disappeared. With the guidance of Global Exchange and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund (CELDF), we have written an ordinance that will keep the City of Santa Cruz safe from future pesticide assaults forever:

“THE CITY OF SANTA CRUZ LOCAL CONTROL, PESTICIDE and CHEMICAL TRESPASS ORDINANCE”

It is based on the Declaration of Independence which declares that we have certain inalienable rights, and on the California Constitution which declares that among those rights is our right to safety. (Article 1, Section 1) The State’s LBAM program is not over. They still plan to aerial spray in “agricultural and forested” areas, and to do toxic ground treatments in our neighborhoods. In a world with global trade, there will always be non-native insects coming into our country. What happens when the next “pest” comes to the bay area? What toxic substances will be used to try to eradicate it?
§What the Ordinance does and doesn't do
by PACTsc Friday Dec 12th, 2008 9:57 AM
THE CITY of SANTA CRUZ LOCAL CONTROL, PESTICIDE AND CHEMICAL TRESPASS ORDINANCE

This Ordinance is based on The Declaration of Independence
which declares that we have certain inalienable rights, and on the
California Constitution which declares that among those rights is
our right to safety. (Article 1, Section 1)

What the Ordinance Does:

-- Bans Corporations from engaging in the bulk application of pesticides by any means within City limits;

-- Bans persons and government agencies from using corporations to engage in the bulk application of pesticides within the City limits;

-- Establishes strict liability and burden of proof standards for chemical trespass;

-- Empowers residents to defend the rights of natural communities and ecosystems;

-- Asserts the fundamental and inalienable right of the people of the City of Santa Cruz to govern ourselves in the community where we live.

-- Allows for the continuation of the City of Santa Cruz Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.


The Ordinance Does Not:

-- Ban individuals from applying pesticides on their private property;

-- Ban individuals from using corporations to engage in the application of pesticides on their private property.
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