All City Board and Commission meetings are cancelled through March, unless meetings can be facilitated through telecommunications to avoid close personal contact. To protect public safety and slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Santa Barbara City Council adopted an emergency proclamation authorizing the City Administrator to take action necessary to respond to the local emergency.
The City Council adopted an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) policy on June 17, 2003. The purpose of the IPM policy is to reduce or eliminate pesticide use on City property and to serve as an example to private property owners.
On January 27, 2004, the City Council adopted an IPM Strategy to implement and monitor the IPM policy. The IPM implementation strategy included the establishment of an Advisory Committee to involve City residents in the implementation of the IPM policy.
To review and advise on the implementation of the City’s IPM Strategy.
The Advisory Committee may:
- Advise the IPM Staff Committee on the development of and amendments to the Approved Materials List (Tiered List).
- Identify alternatives to the use of pesticides and make recommendations to the IPM Staff Committee.
- Review departmental pesticide use and alternatives use reports.
- Review exemptions granted by the IPM Staff Committee for use of pesticides not on the approved material list and approve or deny the exemption.
- Review the IPM Annual Report and provide comments to the Parks and Recreation Commission, the Airport Commission, and City Council.
- Prepare an annual report to the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Airport Commission regarding the implementation of the IPM Strategy.
- Review proposed updates and modifications to the IPM Strategy and provide recommendations to the Parks and Recreation Commission and the Airport Commission.
- Appoint a non-voting liaison to the IPM Staff Committee.
The Advisory Committee is established to advise City staff, the Parks and Recreation Commission, and the Airport Commission regarding the implementation of the IPM Strategy and to recommend methods of reducing or eliminating the use of pesticides in public areas. The Advisory Committee is not authorized to set City policy.