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Caitlin Lam, Administrative Specialist

CRLam@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Title

Integrated Pest Management Advisory Committee

Background

On January 26, 2004, the City Council adopted the Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Strategy to implement and monitor the IPM policy. This document details the mission & purpose, roles and responsibilities, and tiers of pesticides.

On July 21, 2004, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 04-059 establishing an Integrated Pest Management Advisory Committee. The resolution outlines the role and authority of the committee.

On February 14, 2006, the City Council adopted the Pesticide Hazard and Exposure Reduction (PHAER) Zone Model for the City of Santa Barbara. This report designates which tiers of pesticides can be used in City parks, buildings, parking lots, the Waterfront, the Airport, and the Golf Course.

Purpose

To review and advise on the implementation of the City’s IPM Strategy.

General Functions

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 and City Council.
  • Prepare an annual report to the Parks and Recreation 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.
  • Appoint a non-voting liaison to the IPM Staff Committee.

Authority

The Advisory Committee is established to advise City staff and the Parks and Recreation 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.

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