Citizens for a Healthy County says they much appreciate the more than twenty volunteers and supporters who helped gather signatures to place this measure on the ballot. They said “This was a demonstration of the ability of Oregon citizens to exercise their right to local self-government through the citizens initiative process.”
Measure 21-177, if passed, would prohibit aerial spraying of pesticides (including herbicides) from an aircraft (helicopter, airplane, drone).
What qualifies as aerial spraying? Putting it briefly in the words of one of their supporters, “If your feet are on the ground, it is not aerial spraying.” Current laws and regulations permit and protect the practice of aerial spraying of pesticides, threatening our public health, violate our constitutional right to to safety, and interfering with our right of local community self-government.