OAKLAND PESTICIDE EXEMPTIONS
Resolution No. 73968 C.M.S. (1997) Revised
1. In those instances where the use of pesticides is required to preserve
and/or protect human health and safety;
2. The use of swimming pool chemicals, disinfectants, and other antimicrobials;
3. The use of pesticidal soaps, insect growth regulators, microbials, botanicals, synthetic pyrethroids, horticultural oils, and insecticidal bait stations;
4. At municipal golf courses ...;
5. At municipal putting and lawn bowling greens ...;
6. At the Morcom Rose Garden ...;
7. For weed control in the construction of new landscaping and ballfields ...;
8. In sports fields, to control gophers, moles, and ground squirrels;
9. In the Oakland Museum of California, to protect museum artifacts, artworks, and collections;
10. Around fire hydrants in selected areas where weed growth threatens to obscure them;
11. On public streets and rights-of-way maintained by the Public Works Agency
and COMING SOON
(from City Council Member Jean Quan's April 2005 resolution
currently undergoing Environmental Impact Review)
" from the Contra Costa County line on the East,
the Berkeley border on the North,
the San Leandro border on the South,
and slightly beyond Highway 13 and 580 on the West,
dipping down into the Dimond Park/Dimond Canyon area"
"the selective use of glyphosate (in formulations such as Round-up or Rodeo) and triclopyr (in formulations such as Garlon and Pathfinder) on City owned land"
"whenever said herbicides are used, they shall only be painted or applied directly on the plant or tree stumps and shall only be used when conditions and best management practices demonstrate that a chemical treatment would be the most effective approach to control the following plant and tree species"
all species of eucalyptus,
any non-native species of plum and cherry;
all species of cotoneaster,
non-native species of blackberry;
and jubata grass
when these plants cannot be removed with a hand or power tools
plus "other non-native, invasive species threatening native plant communities and wildlife habitat identified in the Wildfire Prevention District annual report"
"expressly limited to undeveloped, non-landscaped areas
(excluding developed fields, playgrounds,
picnic, and other high use areas as currently stipulated in the City's IPM policy)"