A BAN OF PESTICIDE. MORGAN STURDIVANT WAS THERE. WHAT CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT TONIGHT’S VOTE? MORGAN: THIS WAS A 6-1 VOTE IN FRONT A PACKED HOUSE HERE AT CITY HALL IN SOUTH PORTLAND. NOW, SUPPORTERS OF THIS SAY IT WOULD PROVIDE MORE PROTECTION FOR MAIN WATERWAYS, FOR WILD WHAT – WILDLIFE AND CHILDREN. IT COULD STOP THE SPREAD OF INSECT BORNE ILLNESSES. SOME BELIEVE THE ORDINANCE IS A GOOD START AND WILL PROVIDE GOOD TRAINING. IT NEEDS TO BE WRITTEN TO USE PESTICIDE AS A LAST RESULT. MANAGEMENT IS LOOKING THROUGH ALL OPTIONS.>>THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE ORDINANCE FALLS SHORT. IT IS ALLOWING PEOPLE TO USE IT ORGANIC, AND NOT YOU SYNTHETIC FEDERAL. MORGAN: THIS ORDINANCE WILL GO INTO EFFECT MAY 2018. INSTEAD OF ANY FINES OR BEING PENALIZED, THE CITY COUNCIL