Coastal Commission Staff Asks To Delay Malibu Poison Ban
Written by 991KBU on August 31, 2020
Malibu’s ban on pesticides has run into a delay at the California Coastal Commission.
The ordinance is aimed at preventing the poisoning of local wildlife … who die gruesome deaths when anticoagulant poison intended for rats works it was up the food chain into large birds and mammals.
The Coastal Commission has to approve the ordinance … and there is a countdown clock deadline for them to decide.
But the commission is understaffed to begin with … and further clogged by cases die to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The commission is being asked to approve a one year delay in the countdown clock.
Malibu’s ordinance tracks a similar pesticide ban already approved by the commission for the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains area of unincorporated L A County.
And it would appear that approval of the Malibu ordinance would be a slam dunk by the commission.
At city hall … Malibu officials say they don’t think it will take a year to get the approval up to the commission.