The City of Calgary’s Integrated Pest Management Plan was approved by Council in 1998. It was developed mainly in response to public concerns over the use of pesticides. It has led to a high degree of inaction on the City’s part when it comes to dandelions.
A lot has changed since 1998. The public concern over pesticides in the ‘90s has resulted in safer pest-control products, and the dry spring of 2015 has resulted in a mass of dandelions on public properties. The higher level to which private properties are held has many people seeing a double standard, not to mention the increased difficulty controlling a weed that is easily spread from public to private land.
As things change and dandelions remain a problem, it is time to take another look at how we handle dandelions. That is why Councillor Peter Demong proposed a motion asking administration to take another look at how we handle dandelions.
View the Notice of Motion
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