June 5, 2012
Contact: Larry Rich, City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability, 562.570.5839
For immediate release
Residents Invited to Attend Urban Agriculture Meetings
Residents are invited to share their thoughts on raising backyard livestock, and potential changes to the City's laws on chickens, goats and bees in residential areas.
The first public meeting will be held on Monday, June 11, at 6:30 pm at the Long Beach Community Action Partnership, 3012 Long Beach Blvd. The second meeting will be held on Thursday, June 14, at 6:30 pm at the Whaley Park Community Center, 5620 E. Atherton St. The same content will be discussed at both meetings.
Public feedback gathered at these two meetings will be presented to the City Council’s Environmental Committee, which is scheduled to consider the matter on Tuesday, June 26. The City's current ordinance allows livestock in some areas of Long Beach, but not in others. The Environmental Committee is considering an ordinance that may standardize the City's livestock ordinance throughout the City, and create new standards for allowing chickens, goats and bees in residential areas.
For more information, contact Larry Rich, City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability, 562.570.5839.