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Bub Williamson Park

(MONDAY) Vista City Council No Pesticides Proposal Prep Meeting

We invite all chldren who are passionate about supporting a pollution-free environment.

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(MONDAY) Vista City Council No Pesticides Proposal Prep Meeting
(MONDAY) Vista City Council No Pesticides Proposal Prep Meeting

Time & Location

May 08, 2023, 1:00 PM

Bub Williamson Park, 530 Grapevine Ln, Vista, CA 92083, USA

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Hi all!  

Our meeting will be on the 8th  of May from 1:00-3:00, depending on which date the City Council will take up the proposal.

The proposal is currently planned to be presented at the city council meeting on the 8th of May.  We will keep this post updated as we find out more information.  

CleanEarth4Kids  has proposed an ordinance in the city of Vista to ban pesticide use in our schools and parks.  This organization was able to get a similar ordinance passed in other cities with the help of the voices of children and parents who use these spaces.  

Come together with us as we make signs and plan and practice short statements to share with the city council.   (Children are encouraged to talk, sing, or recite a line or two of a poem.)  If your child does not want to speak, they can still participate by showing up and making a sign.  Kids can draw pictures of their favorite animals, bees, and butterflies and ask to make our parks BEE pesticide free.  Parents can participate as well and speak out against the use of chemicals in our public lands.

Families can also call Vista city council members Katie Melendez and Corina Contreras to leave a message for them to thank them for working to create pesticide-free parks and schoolyards.  Families can also call the city parks and public works departments to share why they want Vista parks to BEE pesticide free!

Vista City Council: 200 Civic Center Drive Vista, California, 92084 Phone760-639-6130 HoursMon-Fri 7:30 AM-5:30 PM

Vista Public Works:     1165 E. Taylor Street Vista, CA 92084  Phone:  760.639.6177 

 Hours: Monday - Thursday: 6:30 am - 4:00 pm, Friday: 6:30 am - 3:00 pm (closed every other Friday)

UPDATED:

The city council meeting begins at 5:30.  The proposal is the first open item, expected to happen at 6:30.  There may be an opportunity for the children to speak earlier than that in the open comment period.  We will be meeting at 4:30 under the trees with CleanEarth4Kids.  They will be handing out participation certificates to the children in appreciation for their advocacy and honoring another group that does park clean-up.  If you join at 5:15, you can hold up signs for council members on the way into the meeting.

Poster ideas:  Bee Pesticide Free!  Kids Play Here!  Protect Our Future!  Love Nature Not Poisons!

 

RSVP to join us in the park planning.  Please bring poster paper, crayons, markers, and other items to help your children make signs and plan their speech.

Come to the city council meeting even if you can't come to the planning!  Even if you aren't a resident!  All park users can use their voices!

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