★Speak Out At The Board of Supervisor’s Meeting To Stop The Spraying (Fogging)★

Speak Out At The Board of Supervisor’s Meeting To Stop The Spraying (Fogging) Of Pesticides!  (Last Board of Supervisor's meeting until August!)

Tuesday, June 24th at 8:30AM – Board of Supervisor’s Meeting Please note we will meet early to talk about a strategy.  


 Please arrive on time. The meeting officially starts at 9:00AM.

Location:  70 West Hedding in San Jose on the first floor in the Board Chambers Room. 

Once again, speakers will receive 1 minute.  For those of you who are speaking, you will need to fill out a card before the meeting starts.

Anyone could also sign up as much as needed to read letters to the Board of Supervisors from those who could not attend, but still wanted to make public comment about stopping the fogging. 

*We will focus on the questions on answering the questions above* (or whatever you feel moved to say).

Please invite your friends via forwarding this email or calling them!  There is strength in numbers!

To View the past Board of Supervisor’s meeting on Tuesday, June 10th please go to link below. Please note also the times on the clock also below:

Video Outline - The County of Santa Clara, California


Our public hearing starts on the video timer from 5 minutes to 30 minutes and 50 seconds. Please note our group is most of the public comments mixed in with another organization.

Vector Control speaks (including with public comment from us) from 1 hour, 51minutes and 56 seconds to 2 hours, 24 minutes and 50 seconds.

The Board asks many questions to Santa Clara County Vector Control and therefore they will need to submit a report to them “as soon as possible” with the following questions:

1. First question is, is there a need, that before you undertake an effort like this, the legitimate question is, do we need to do this?

 

2. Is it effective?  Are there other ways? 

 

3. Is it safe?

 

4. Has the public been informed & engaged? 

 

5. Have we been mindful of this sensitivity of the population and I am thinking for example, of infants and elders as well as those who have preexisting medical conditions.
 
6. Does the level of concern or let rise to the level that requires this?
 

7. What are the alternatives to current practice, if any? If not, why not?
 

8. Very important, Joe (Board of Supervisor) comments to Vector Control,

“I remember this issue because I started working on this when I was here from 97 to 2000, and then, I think that as the supervisor to the fruition as an actual ordinance or policy for the county, and is your operation talking with the folks at IPM here in the county?” Are the Vector, Control and the folks at Integrated Pest Management, talking to each other? Are they coordinating?

1. First question is, is there a need, that before you undertake an effort like this, the legitimate question is, do we need to do this?


 (Video of Sunnvale fogging/spraying on Monday, June 2nd 2014  with a pesticide called below Zenivex below)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9jStMMvWwI






Feel free to make a 8 1/2 X 11 sign to bring to the Board of Supervisors meeting.  Some examples of what to put on the signs are:

• FOGGING with a red "no" circle and slash through it.

• STOP FOGGING in big letters, like 3-4" tall, filling the whole page

• FOGGING IS TOXIC

Feel free to call me (Brandi) with any questions at[masked]-5958.

During our meeting, we will be holding up our signs.  We will be one of the first people to speak at 9:00AM so please come early at 8:30AM.

All are welcome to join on Tuesday to speak for 1 minute or even come to offer moral support.


Please email me the people interested in joining out mailing list.  Please include:

Name, Email and Phone Number.


VECTOR CONTROL will be spraying the Bay Area with a toxic pesticide called Zenivex.


Zenivex E4 Label
http://zoecon.com/uploads/products/Zenivex-E4-SPECIMEN%20LABEL.pdf
For more detailed information internet search “Zenivex”. 

Vector Control claims they need to spay us to protect us from the alleged West Nile Virus. Statistics show that approximately 0.1% of those persons infected suffer from any serious symptoms. This is insignificant. Pesticides suppress the immune system, increasing the likelihood of contracting disease. This method is the least effective and the most dangerous to humans and non-target life forms. 

Pesticides are NOT safe


See you Tuesday, June 24th at 8:30AM!



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  • A former member
    A former member

    Oops, here's the web site for the video of today's meeting: http://sccgov.iqm2.com/Citizens/Media.aspx

    Let me add it is great to get the video and see the presentations by our group and others. I would love to see copies of all the materials handed over to the board. If you have them in electronic format, maybe upload them to this site. I see people giving presentations who look like could become fast friends myself. Thank you all for attending.

    June 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    The video of the Board of Supervisors meeting today has been available for a few hours. The site was down for awhile today. Go to the following web site and scroll down to the Supervisors meetings section, find the one with today's date, 6/24/14, and at the far right is an icon that links directly to an MP4 file.

    June 24

  • Brandi Sue M.

    Thank you everyone for your interest. We need to stop Santa Clara County Vector Control from spraying Now!!

    3 cities will be sprayed for hours TONIGHT with 4 spraying trucks and more spaying will occur on Thursday in another area of Santa Clara County
    We must stop this!

    Great News!

    Our Environmental Lawyer is in the process of filing our lawsuit to stop the pesticide fogging (spraying) in the Bay Area.

    *We need your help to stop this pesticide spraying by donating to our legal counsel fund.*

    To make a donation, please go to:
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/please-help-us-stop-pesticide-spraying-in-the-bay-area-with-your-donation-tickets-12035686061

    Thank you for your support.

    June 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    Being with people of heart and mind is nice but trying to reason with anti-governing government officials who don't value reason, that is daunting.

    1 · June 24

  • Brandi Sue M.

    Thank you all for attending the meeting today. We had 10 awesome speakers that spoke against pesticide fogging.
    Thank you also for everyone who have donated to stop the pesticide fogging (spraying).

    June 24

  • A former member
    A former member

    By far most extensive research using radioisotope tracers in mammals, finds the active ingredient listed in the fogging is carcinogenic. EPA's annual report states that it is carcinogenic in a round about and not specific manner. The MSDS not concretely cites levels in mammals apparently from that most definitive study to date. In that study that did not directly analyze human exposures, the researchers followed a protocol of using a large error factor in estimating safe human dosages. It is 100 times less than the MSDS and the EPA appear to support though it is not clear, it is obfuscated, hidden.

    1 · June 21

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