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Supporters Say Aerial Pesticide Spray Ban Vote Is Too Close To Call

Rachael McDonald

A citizen-backed ordinance that would ban aerial pesticide spraying in Lincoln County is passing, very narrowly.

As of 10:49 p.m. Tuesday, the measure was ahead by just 27 votes.
Rio Davidson is with Citizens for a Healthy County which supports the measure. He spoke with KLCC Tuesday night. He said whether or not Measure 21-177 passes, the campaign has made a difference.
“You know, the community rights movement is about giving people a choice about what they want in their community and let’s start making some real smart decisions about our future for our children because we are the people." Davidson says, "We are the ones that should be making the decisions for our communities and that’s what this ordinance is all about.”
Davidson says opponents of Measure 21-177 greatly outspent supporters. He says if the ordinance doesn’t pass, they’ll refile. A similar measure is in the works in Lane County.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.
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