Considering significant health hazards of gas-powered blowers and string trimmers, many Californian cities already restricted, partially banned, or fully banned gas-powered leaf blowers in their jurisdictions, and implemented alternative technologies to combustion engine equipment.
Goal to achieve community-wide carbon neutrality no later than 2045, and to achieve and maintain net - negative emission thereafter
Recognizing that the Black-crowned Night Heron is a common permanent resident in many Oakland parks, city street trees and waterways, Mayor and City Council designates the Black-crowned Night Heron as the Official Bird of the City of Oakland
Oakland policy that (1) prohibits the city’s use of neonicotinoid Pesticides (neonicotinoids) in order to protect honey bees and other pollinators; (2) urges the adoption of state and federal restrictions on neonicotinoids; and (3) urges retailers operating in the City of Oakland to not sell neonicotinoids.
Confirms the Oakland City Council support for Community Choice Energy in Alameda County in order to secure (1) More stable and reliable power supplies, (2) Opportunity for general fund revenue, (3) Greater use of renewable energy resources compared to those planned by PG&E, and (4) Ratepayer access to a democratically elected governing body.
Prohibiting the use of a bullhook, ankus, or other implement or tool designed to inflict pain on elephants to train them or to control their behavior, and prohibiting the use of baseball bats, axe handles or pitchforks to train and/or control elephant behavior in the City of Oakland
Prohibits investment of city funds in any companies that extract, produce, refine, burn or distribute fossil fuels.
Resolution to oppose using existing rail lines to transport hazardous crude oil, coal and petcoke along California waterways, natural habitats, through densely populated areas, through the East Bay and Oakland, through special districts and the Port of Oakland.
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