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Integrated Pest Management Ordinances

Many cities, towns and counties across California have taken passed policies aiming to reduce pesticide use locall­y. Below is a list of some of the municipalities that have passed Integrated Pest Management policies. To add your local area to this list, contact CPR.

City of Belvedere
Eliminated pesticide and landscape maintenance products that adversely affect the health of humans and the environment. See Belvedere's Resolution.

City of Berkeley
Created an integrated pest management program, and attempts to minimize or eliminate the use of pesticides. See Berkeley's policy.

­County of Contra Costa
Requires county departments to create, implement and periodically review IPM programs. ­Download Contra Costa's policy.

City of Corte Madera
Implemented an Integrated Pest Management Plan. See Corte Madera's plan.

City of Fairfax
Prohibited the use of pesticides on public land. See Fairfax's policy.

County of Marin
Enacted an ordinance that created an integrated pest management plan for the county of Marin. See Marin's policy.

Town of San Anselmo 
Committed to a least toxic IPM policy to reduce the dependence on chemical products for pest management. See San Anselmo's policy.

County of Marin
Enacted an ordinance that created an integrated pest management plan for the county of Marin. See Marin's policy.

County of San Diego
In cooperation with UC San Diego, the county releases IPM blogs on helpful practices and useful tools. See San Diego's program.

City and County of San Francisco
Passed an ordinance in 1996 that created a mandatory Integrated Pest Management program for public property with the primary goal of reducing pesticide use, as well as to provide for the use of pesticide alternatives in hospitals, jails, office buildings, the SF Port and International Airport, golf courses, parks and watershed areas. See San Francisco's policy.

City of Santa Barbara
Passed an IPM policy that mandates the reduction or elimination of the most toxic pesticides from all city-owned properties and departments. The policy also provides for bilingual public notification for any applications in public areas, the development of an "Approved List" of acceptable pest management materials, and the creation of a city-run IPM Committee that will include members of the public. Download Santa Barbara's policy.

City of Santa Cruz
Passed an ordinance to limit pesticide use on city property, and created an integrated pest management plan. See Santa Cruz's policy.

City of Santa Monica
Initiated an Integrated Pest Management Program and limited use of pesticides. See Santa Monica's policy.

City of Sunnyvale
Developed and implemented a pesticide toxicity control plan to address urban stream impairment. See Sunnyvale's policy.