Ok, here’s the premise: Those opposed to the use of Monsanto’s herbicide glyphosate on Bisbee streets may meet Ward 2 Councilwoman Joan Hansen and Bisbee Public Works Director Andy Haratyk at 7 a.m. on a Friday and the City will designate a patch of asphalt upon which to experiment with nontoxic solutions. (Never mind that the research and experimentation have already been done.) And oh-by-the-way, these city officials have already decided to use glyphosate and have also decided that the salt-and-vinegar solution erodes asphalt; however you may experiment to your heart’s content upon this piece of asphalt that was rolled over Bermuda grass and is not actually representative of Bisbee streets.
As it becomes clear that the City’s decision to adopt the known carcinogen glyphosate as a solution to Bisbee’s Bermuda problem rests on the recommendation of one streets and infrastructure committee member who did a presentation; Joan and Andy make several attempts to divert the issue from finding a nontoxic remedy to whether Glyphosate works or not. Here is how it all went down.