Integrated Pest Management Plan

Sustainable Land Management Best Practices and Comprehensive Community Outreach Program

Goal Background

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is defined in Title 7 of the US Code as “a sustainable approach to managing pests by combining biological, cultural, physical, and chemical tools in a way that minimizes economic, health, and environmental risks.” A common feature of recent IPM Plan is to change practices to relegate chemical pest control to a last resort, with some plan prohibiting the use of synthetic pesticides altogether. The process to develop an IPM Plan which would guide all pest control activities related to City facilities and operations is underway. Staff is working closely with consultants and a community working group of stakeholders to draft initial program details to present for feedback. The IPM Plan is expected to be presented to the City Council in Fall 2022.

The first three milestones are complete, however, the Recreation, Music, and Parks Commission is anticipated to consider the draft policy in March or April 2023 which extends Council consideration to Q4.


*Please note the City of Petaluma's fiscal year is from July 1 to June 30 of the following year. 

Milestone Description
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Estimated Completion

Progress Status Q1 July-Sept 2022 Q2 Oct-Dec 2022 Q3 Jan-Mar 2023 Q4 Apr-Jun 2023 Q1 Jul-Sept 2023 Q2 Oct-Dec 2023 Q3 Jan-Mar 2024 Q4 Apr-Jun 2024 FY25 & Beyond
Complete Stakeholder Interviews and Site Analysis FY23 Q1 Complete
Present Summary of Findings to Community Working Group and Staff for Review and Input FY23 Q1 Complete
Incorporate Input into Draft IPMP and present to Staff, stakeholders, and working group FY23 Q2 Complete
Integrate Feedback and Present Draft IPMP Program to Comm Working Group, CCBs FY23 Q3 Delayed / In progress
Establish Program Costs to Implement based on level of Service FY23 Q4 Delayed
Present Final IPMP Program and level of service costs to City Council for Adoption FY23 Q4 Delayed
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