Please Stop Weed Killer Application in Adopted Medians--TY
- Dear North Oakland, Greater Mosswood, Temescal Neighbors:
Re: City Applied Weed Killer on Volunteer Plantings 3/31/07 on 40th
Please Call 434-5113 Today (leave a message). Please ask them to stop
and to (e-)mail you proof that they have stopped applying weed
killers. This is an officially adopted spot.
These weed killers unnecessarily expose workers, neighbors and
VOLUNTEERS from your neighborhood to extreme health risk.
There are many neighbors and myself on 40th Street "Hill" median from
Broadway to the end of 40th closest to Piedmont who have been
seeding, planting and watering this median for over a year. Many of
us have been working each weekend on this project. Many $100's of
your neighbors' dollars have already been spent on interesting plants
and seeds donated (more were purchased for this median even today)
and planted and there is much more about to go in. The volunteer
development of this piece of land is in it's early stages. It will
not look like much for several years. I have developed other medians
over the years and it is vitally important that you call the City and
make sure that they immediately and forever stop the use of any weed
killers in these medians where neighbors and yourselves and your
children are exposed. City workers and urban beautification
volunteers are exposed, as well. These killer toxic chemicals are
BANNED by law in all Oakland Public Parks already. They need to be
banned NOW in all Street median applications especially in spots that
have been officially adopted, as in this one (Dan Haggerty is the
Please call and write Zachary Wald in Jane Brunner's (both are
excellent and love our tree planting efforts and support same)
office, Sandra Steen and Cookie Robles Wong (very helpful workers in
the Adopt-A-Spot program) and ask them to please make sure for real,
verified in writing, that all weed killer application will stop on
all of 40th Street medians from Telegraph through Broadway to the end
of 40th St. nearest Piedmont--FOREVER. Oakland Public Works
Department at 615-5566, Adopt-A-Spot 434-5113 or 238-7630, Ron
Dellum's Office: 238-3141 and anyone else you can think of.
Thank you very much!
PS: Attached is a draft petition to end all application of all toxics
to all medians adopted in the Adopt-A-Spot program in the City of
Oakland, CA. Please advise me as writing petitions is not my forte.
Thank you much. :) FS