"While I am a great believer in the free enterprise system and all that it entails, I am an even stronger believer in the right of our people to live in a clean and pollution-free environment." 

                                                                                                                                                       - Barry Goldwater



In response to growing concerns about pesticides in our soil, water, air and food, a group of Scottsdale citizens has organized a petition drive to ask the Scottsdale City Council to curtail the use of pesticides on municipal properties (for example, parks and athletic fields) by adopting a "least hazardous first" pest management strategy.


  1. Sign the petition! You can sign in-person at the location below or print a copy and mail it in.
  2. We need volunteers to help during signature collection events and to get signatures from family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
  3. We need businesses that will allow us to table at their locations or have copies of the petition for people to sign during business hours.


Optimum Vision and Eyecare


Pediatric optometry, vision development, binocular vision disabilities, vision therapy,

and neuro-rehabilitation.

8406 E. Shea Boulevard, Suite 102, Scottsdale, 85260


Can't make it to one of our signature collection events or the signing station?

We must have ink on paper for your signature to count so follow these five easy steps:

  1.  Download the petition
  2.  Print it
  3.  Sign it
  4.  Ask your neighbors, family, friends and co-workers to sign it
  5.  Mail it to Scottsdale Believe, 8406 E. Shea Blvd, Suite 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85260


* please mail flat in a 9 x 12 envelope if possible, but it's OK to fold & mail in a smaller envelope *

Download The Petition



The founders of Scottsdale BELIEVE met each other through attending meetings of the City of Scottsdale Environmental Quality Advisory Board. At the meetings, we learned about our city’s pest management operations. We also learned about some of the techniques other cities have adopted in their quest for safer methods of maintaining public lands. 

We came to realize that to effect significant change in Scottsdale, we would have to do more than write our city council, call city employees, and attend these meetings. We also came to realize we weren’t alone, that many Scottsdale residents feel as we do. Drawn together by our shared concern about the use of herbicides and other pesticides in our beautiful city, we decided to do something about it.

After researching, sharing ideas, and speaking with others in our community, we launched a petition drive to provide a vehicle for Scottsdale’s voices to speak up and be heard. Our petition drive is a local citizen-driven, all-volunteer, self-funded effort. We are “just” Scottsdale citizens who feel strongly about ensuring our city provides services that are safe for people, pets, flora and fauna. Please join us!