The Draft By-Law to restrict the use of cosmetic pesticides has passed the committee stage and will come back to full Council at its May 23rd regular meeting. Still lots of time for citizen input or to sign up as delegation if you feel strongly one way or the other.
I get the feeling not a lot of people have read the draft by-law. The media keep calling it a ban. This is creating a lot of fear in the community that the whole city is going to turn into a sea of brown, dead lawns infested with grubs and weeds. This is just not the case. Property owners facing a loss or partial loss of their lawn will have the freedom to take action. But there is no doubt in my mind that vast numbers of homeowners are spraying for no reason. The by-law is designed to offer alternatives.