So my city in California has a no Bee Law since 1975 (residential). I've gone down to the Cities office to talk with whomever I should talk to. Well I talked to the Clerk and I've been scheduled for January 9th at 6:30 pm to voice my concern regarding this code, I have 5 city council's and I need 3/5 to have the code repealed. So I've been doing a bit of research regarding bee's in general, but after writing a rough draft for my speech I decided I may be looking at it all wrong. I was pointing out the population decline etc. But now that I think about it, most people would find this code appealing because of maybe nuisance related issues with bee's. Which given my home is a corner lot that is next to groves (olive, and orange groves) I would think they would have plenty to do. I was originally allotted a time of 3 minutes, but I kinda said that's just not enough time so I get to be the last person just in case I need a bit more time. I'm not allowed to show videos (I have no idea why I can't, just that I can't), but I can do slideshows in addition to a speech.
Since being long winded isn't going to get it repealed, I figure I'm gonna have to bring some reasons as to why bee's are not nuisances given the right type of bees and proper management of them. To be frank my city is probably considered more farming related than others. We also have a huge man made lake in the middle of our city and there is someone next to it that grows food he gives out to the food banks, it's called something I can't remember, but apparently people actually like the garden and quite popular as a city pride type of thing. I was kinda thinking it would be a good idea maybe to get him as a reference, and maybe request a bee location for when they spray the groves around my area. We have a local county call list, so they notify bee keepers of spraying within a mile of their hives (I'm new to beekeeping in general and not sure if this is common).
So any thoughts would be great.
If I'm in the wrong forum let me know, this appeared to be the right spot too me.