Action alert: LA City Council will vote on legalizing bees this Wednesday. I got the following note from Francesca De La Rosa–If you’re in LA please consider writing your councilcritter or attending the council meeting.
As you’ve heard, LA City Council is voting on 3 pending bee measures on Wednesday, February 12th (press conference at 9:15 am). These are the three items that will be voted on:
#1: LEGALIZE URBAN BEEKEEPING IN LOS ANGELES
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#2: SAVING AMERICA’S POLLINATORS ACT
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#3 HUMANE POLICY FOR LIVE BEE REMOVAL
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We hope to see you at City Hall on Feb. 12. But before that, we still need to build support and secure commitments from the Councilmembers. We urge you to reach out to the City Councilmembers by email, asking them to vote yes on all three motions.
Please send out a simple email to each of the Councilmembers with the following:
Greetings Councilmember __________,
My name is ____________, and I urge you to support Council Files 12-0785 (Legalize Urban Beekeeping in Los Angeles), 13-0002-S134 (Saving America’s Pollinators Act), and 13-1660 (Humane Policy for Live Bee Removal).
Bees are essential to urban food production, providing local environmental and economic benefits through pollination and honey production. Over the past several years, honeybee colonies throughout the United States have experienced high rates of loss and many are in danger of collapse. Los Angeles, with its diverse pollen sources, is an urban oasis for bees, which are also threatened by heavy pesticide application in rural areas. Legalizing beekeeping in our neighborhoods gives our communities a resource to humanely and non-lethally care for healthy bee colonies.
Emails and phone numbers:
Councilmember Gil Cedillo (CD-1): councilmember.cedillo@
Councilmember Paul Krekorian (CD-2): councilmember.
Councilmember Bob Blumenfield (CD-3): councilmember.
Councilmember Tom LaBonge (CD-4): councilmember.Labonge@
Councilmember Paul Koretz (CD-5): [email protected]
Councilmember Nury Martinez (CD-6): councilmember.
Councilmember Felipe Fuentes (CD-7): councilmember.fuentes@
Councilmember Bernard Parks (CD-8): councilmember.parks@
Councilmember Curren Price (CD-9): councilmember.price@
Council President Herb Wesson (CD-10): councilmember.wesson@
Councilmember Mike Bonin (CD-11): councilmember.bonin@
Councilmember Mitchel Englander (CD-12): councilmember.
Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell (CD-13): councilmember.
Councilmember Jose Huizar (CD-14): councilmember.huizar@
Councilmember Joe Buscaino (CD-15): councildistrict15@
Feel free to use your personal email address if you cannot send one from your work address.