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L.A. supervisors seek to limit roosters in unincorporated areas.

Los Angeles – County Board of Supervisors – In a letter dated September 25, 2018 and addressed to The Honorable Board of Supervisors, Animal Care & Control is asking for approval to the recommended amendments to Los Angeles County Title 10 – Animals to add provisions relating to the keeping of roosters in the County.

Community meetings regarding the rooster provisions were held from January 31 in Lake Los Angeles through April 11 in Topanga. The Antelope Valley meetings were in Lake L A, Antelope Acres Town Council and Acton/Agua Dulce Public Library.

The Department held ten community meetings in various parts of the County to gather input from residents. The Department also received emails and letters from residents expressing their opinion on the restriction of roosters. Many of the people who opposed the restriction of roosters attended every meeting. The meetings in Lake LA and Acton were packed houses. Some of the attendees came from other counties and would not be impacted by the proposed ordinance but came to support those who have chickens and are involved in chicken raising activities. It was reported that at times during the meetings their opposition intimidated Los Angeles County residents into silence. The Antelope Valley did not experience intimidation but full support from each other.

The report is 26 pages so only highlights are what can be covered in an article. A copy of the letter, the analysis and the Ordinance are at the library in Lake Los Angeles for anyone who wants to read the whole package.