Finally on Monday, Dec. 9, after 5 years of advocating, Malibu activists were successful in beating back Malibu City Attorney Christi Hogin to convince the City Council to vote 5-0 to ban pesticides. Their proposed LCP language amendment (thanks to Poison Free Malibu) syncs up with Los Angeles County’s SMMLCP ban which was adopted in 2014. Now it needs to be ratified by the California Coastal Commission — which already has weighed in on support as well as approving LA County’s language. Malibu is a critical piece of the puzzle in trying to save our wildlife from poisons — they are the only city encompassed totally in the National Recreation Area. Thank you to all. It’s a very big win for wildlife!!