Pesticide Ban

On December 9, 2019, the City Council adopted a Local Coastal Program amendment that bans the use of pesticides, including insecticides, rodenticides, or any toxic chemical substance which has the potential to significantly degrade biological resources in the City. Subsequently, the amendment was submitted to the California Coastal Commission (CCC) for certification. The City responded to the CCC’s review letter on June 5, 2020. Until the amendment is certified, a condition of approval regarding the prohibition will be added to coastal development permits.


City Response to CCC Letter dated June 5, 2020

CCC Letter dated January 13, 2020

City Council Resolution No. 19-54 *

City Council December 9, 2019 Staff Report

*A full chronology of previous meetings and hearings where this issue was discussed is included in the City Council resolution. Meeting materials can be found at