City leaders in Venice last night approved a resolution encouraging residents to avoid using fertilizer 12 months per year.

The amount of fertilizer going into the Gulf has been top of mind in recent months because of the ongoing red tide bloom.

The resolution passed 6-1, with City Council member Jeanette Gates voting against because she didn’t think it went far enough. She told ABC-7 she would have preferred the resolution address stormwater runoff and included exempt entities like schools and golf courses.