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Help Us Reduce Balloon Pollution in Encinitas

On Thursday, May 13, The City of Encinitas Environmental Commission will consider recommending the City Council to adopt a resolution and ordinance that bans the sale, use, and release of all lighter than air balloons in the city of Encinitas. The meeting begins at 5:30pm.

Their proposed draft ordinance can be reviewed below:

Please let the commissioners know that you support this action by either a.) emailing the commission or b.) speaking in favor of the item at the meeting. Instructions for both options are below. 


Includes pre-written template, feel free to customize or write your own email! (, Subject: Item 9A, Regulation on lighter than air balloons)


Click YES for "Do you wish to speak on an item listed in this agenda?",  then enter "Item 9A" as the item you wish to speak on.

Emails and public speaking requests must be received by 2pm on Thursday, May 13

The meeting begins at 5:30pm 

If you plan on attending and/or speaking at the meeting and would like to see the full agenda, it can be accessed HERE.

Check out last week's article in The Coast News for additional background.

Our chapter would like to offer our gratitude to Commissioner Honsberger, Commissioner Bisconer, and Commissioner Cramer for introducing this item to the meeting agenda. Thank you for sticking up for our ocean, waves and beaches! 

Photo of recovered balloon litter in Encinitas by Grant Kessler, The Coast News