Date: Thursday, November 3
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Place: Tampa City Hall
315 E. Kennedy (corner of Kennedy and Florida)
When you enter the building we will be there to guide you
In June, you helped the Tampa City Council do the right thing -- your support at a council meeting helped convince Council members to vote 6 to 1 to adopt a strong urban fertilizer ordinance to protect our river, lakes, our bay, and our backyard ponds. But our fight for strong fertilizer controls is not over. Next Thursday Nov. 3 we could lose this new protection for the river & bay before it can even start! Since the ordinance was passed, TruGreen Chemlawn has been pushing city council members to exempt commercial applicators like them from provisions that keep fertilizer out of stormwater runoff that flows into our waterways. But no matter who applies the fertilizer, the rain will wash it away!
November 3rd, City Council will take another look at the issue that could result in crippling the effectiveness of this approach to a cleaner river & bay. We need to turn out in a big way to remind them how right they were to adopt a strong ordinance in the first place. It's clear that our water needs help. At the end of the summer Upper Tampa Bay was covered by a red algae bloom that has now become an almost annual event and Sulphur Springs was a green stinky mess.
We will have our famous neon stickers for you to wear to show the council your support.
If you want to make a comment too there will be public comment at 9 a.m. on the dot.
If you need to be on your way after making your comment you should be able to leave within the hour, but if you can stay until Council has taken up this agenda item it would be appreciated.
Once the council has acted, we will celebrate our victory with a free brunch!