Letter: Eco-Focused

Letter to the Editor

This letter was sent following last Monday’s City Council meeting on Oct. 8.

Stunning eco-minded speakers spoke last night—people with unselfish hearts and big brains. These brilliant speakers brought logic, compassion and reason to light.

The city [sent up] a pathetic cry in defense of the pesticide industry. Reva [Feldman], Craig George and Jesse Bobbett are part of the team that created the policy. They all refused to meet over the past two years, claiming they already knew what the policy is about.

Envisioning the union of the two policies, Rick Mullen, Skylar [Peak] and Jefferson [Wagner] moved to the road of negotiation. 

My question is: Why is the city working so hard not to look toward a green, sustainable future? Does personality game playing override the vision of the basic good for all?

The city announced success and have not used pesticides in over two years. They then cried about rodent and termite infestations. They also wanted to initiate squirrel killing again!

This is the same old story, over and over and over again: Do nothing and claim it is an emergency to use pesticides or trapping.

They said a pilot program was instituted. What was the pilot program about? Doing nothing?

Earth-friendly management is not about ignoring the issues.

The soul of earth-friendly management revolves around sanitation, teaching, environmental enrichment and preventative actions, with the precautionary principle at its core.

Thank you for all of your loving support through all these years.

“We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost’s familiar poem, they are not equally fair. The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road—the one less traveled by—offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.”

—Rachel Carson, “Silent Spring”

Kian Schulman