parks Maintenance and earth friendly management
The Community Services Department Park Maintenance Division’s mission is to provide safe and clean facilities while protecting the natural and cultural resources of the City’s parks, facilities, and open spaces. This is accomplished through an innovative Earth Friendly Management Policy (EFMP), a problem-solving strategy that designates a natural organic approach to the total environment.
On June 24, 2019, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 19-32 implementing the Earth Friendly Management Policy (EFMP). The EFMP prohibits the use of synthetic fertilizers and chemical pesticides such as herbicides, insecticides, and rodenticides on City-owned, managed, or leased properties. The EFMP also prohibits trapping and euthanizing of ground rodents.
For more information or to see the new Earth Friendly Management Policy, click the link below:
Earth Friendly Management Policy
Water Conservation Plan
The purpose of the City Parks and Facilities Water Conservation Plan is to implement sustainable practices in maintaining City parks and facilities, while employing water-saving opportunities as they become available, and to achieve water allocation goals set by the City’s water provider.
The Plan reflects the City’s commitment to water conservation by establishing water use guidelines based on drought conditions and community priorities.
The City Parks and Facilities Water Conservation Plan was adopted by the City Council on August 24, 2015.