City residents are promoting establishing Takoma Park as a Safe Grow Zone where the use of cosmetic lawn and garden pesticides would be limited or prohibited. The City Council held a public forum on the matter on Monday, March 18, from 7:30 to 8:30 pm in the Community Center Auditorium. The forum featured a panel including the Public Works Director, who would be responsible for implementing the plan on City property, and plan proponents. Future discussion on the Safe Grow Zone by the Council is tentatively planned for the end of June.
Residents who wish to learn more on the proposal are encouraged to review the background information for the Proposed Safe Grow Zone Ordinance that was made available for the public forum in March. It is available here: