2. Sub-community Plans, Area Plans and Neighborhood Plans have all been proposed as approaches to giving citizens some certainty about the future of their neighborhoods and the quality and extent of our community’s built environment. Do you favor this approach to city planning? Why or why not?
• Throughout the year, particularly during September Pollinator Appreciation Month, encourage more neighborhoods to become Pollinator Safe Neighborhoods. Encourage more retailers, landscape companies, nurseries, farms, and tree companies to become Pollinator Safe Businesses.
• HOA’s and some Boulder Housing Partner properties are lagging behind. Get them to eliminate use of pesticides and herbicides, particularly neonicotinoids and glyphosates on their properties.
• More public workshops on integrated pest management, and managing yards without pesticides/herbicides. Have City properties demonstrate sustainable landscapes.
• Expand public education – on the City’s website, Nextdoor.com, and fliers in City’s newsletter and water bills – that encourages pollinator-safe behavior and why it matters. It’s not just about bees – it’s vital to our entire ecosystem.