City Council Approves Creation of Program Banning Rodenticides

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Malibu City Hall

Malibu City Council voted 5-0 to approve a Local Coastal Program Amendment that prohibits the use of anticoagulant rodenticides in Malibu. Mayor Skylar Peak created the amendment, citing that rodenticides of this kind contain active ingredients that cause lethal internal hemorrhaging when ingested by animals, causing illness and death.

On July 8, 2013, City Council adopted a resolution that urged Malibu businesses to no longer use or sell anticoagulant rodenticides. The Santa Monica Mountains Local Coastal Program (LCP) prohibits the use of anticoagulant rodenticides. Mayor Peak is requesting the Council to bring back a resolution to prohibit rodenticides throughout the City of Malibu that is similar to the prohibition in the Santa Monica Mountains LCP.