Supervisors hold off on weed-killer ban
Last updated 9/23/2020 at 5:20pm
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors today paused a proposed ban on weed-killers that have been linked to certain cancers, but also voted to
spend $60,000 for a pilot program to use organic alternatives on county-owned properties.
Board members voted unanimously to maintain the county policy of using the chemical glyphosate, which can be found in commercial weed-killing
products, including the Roundup brand, on county properties and infrastructure.
As suggested by Supervisor Jim Desmond, board members will receive a report next year on how much it will cost farmers if a total ban is e...