Let's really make backyard hens legal in Pasadena CA!
  • Petitioned City Council, Pasadena California

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City Council, Pasadena California

Let's really make backyard hens legal in Pasadena CA!

    1. Petition by

      Cynthia Frederick

      Pasadena, CA

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The current code says it is legal to keep hens, but includes space restrictions that make it unfair and discriminatory to most Pasadena residents.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. VICTORY!!

      Cynthia Frederick
      Petition Organizer

      We did it!! The Pasadena City Council, in a unanimous vote, passed a resolution to amend the municipal code, allowing us to have hens with a setback of 35 feet from neighboring dwellings. There will be details to work out, and a self-registration process with the Humane Society, but we won! Thanks to everyone who signed - each signature was another nudge, keeping the process moving forward day by day. It wouldn't have happened without you. Thank YOU!

    2. BIG NEWS!

      Cynthia Frederick
      Petition Organizer

      Tonight, the Pasadena Legislative Committee moved to send our proposal to the full City Council for a vote, and we will be on the Council's agenda this coming Monday evening, November 25 at 6:30. Whoohooo!
      We're not over the finish line yet, but this puts us in the final lap.

      Please, if you live in Pasadena, contact your city council member and urge him or her to vote in favor of the change (allowing us to keep hens withing 35 feet of dwellings). You can find the contact information for your council representative here <http://www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/Council/> Send an email in support of CLUCKinPasadena, and please come to the council meeting if you can. This is our chance - let's make the most of it!

      Thanks for all your support, and I hope to see you Monday evening.

    3. One more CLUCK . . .

      Cynthia Frederick
      Petition Organizer

      We met with the legislative committee. They were, for the most part, very receptive to our proposal! However, they expressed a desire to see more broad-based support from Pasadena neighborhood associations. If you live in Pasadena, in any of the historic districts, you most likely live in a neighborhood association. Please find out who leads your local group, and encourage him or her to draft a statement supporting our amendment, and send it to Dr. Walsh, head of the Department of Public Health. It can be directed to him via his assistant, Liza Frias at lfrias@cityofpasadena.net. With support from our neighbors, along with the growing number of signatures on the petition, we will be in great shape the next time the matter comes before the committee. Thanks everyone!

    4. another CLUCKinPasadena update . . .

      Cynthia Frederick
      Petition Organizer

      We've been busy gathering written signatures in addition to the on-line petition, and the combined total has topped 500! We will be meeting the Pasadena legislative committee in the next few weeks, and at that time we will finally have the opportunity to formally debate our proposal. It will be great to show up with 500+ signatures . . . but it would be even better to have MORE! Please continue to do what you can to share the link to this petition, plus the <www.cluckinpasadena.weebly.com> site, so we can continue to gather supporting signatures, and show the city council we really mean business. Thanks so very much for all your efforts - keep up the good work!

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. CLUCKinPasadena petition tops 200!

      Cynthia Frederick
      Petition Organizer

      Way to go, folks! We're over 200 signatures and counting. Keep up the great work, spread the word to all your Pasadena associates, and keep calling the city council and mayor's office. The council has heard us and is considering the change - it's up to us to keep up the pressure and let them know we won't give up. We have a few comrades who are especially desperate for this code change - they've been contacted by Animal Control and may have to give up their hens. It's up to all of us to make sure this won't happen again.
      35 feet. That's all we ask.
      Keep up the good work, and thanks again for your support.

    7. CLUCKinPasadena progress . . .

      Cynthia Frederick
      Petition Organizer

      We're soooo close to 200 on-line signatures - keep spreading the word! We also have some written signatures, so we have actually passed the 200 mark. We will be reminding the City Council regularly that we're not going away - so every signature continues to count. Keep 'em coming!
      Also, please continue to call and write to your city council member DEMANDING that they modify this discriminatory code - we have a right to have control over what we eat, and home-grown food is essential to us.
      Keep up the good work, everyone! Thanks for your support.

    8. CLUCKinPasadena has been presented to the City Council!

      Cynthia Frederick
      Petition Organizer

      Our petition was presented to the city council earlier this month, and has been sent to the legislative committee for review. I hope they will be discussing it at their July meeting. In the meantime, it would be helpful if any of you who live in Pasadena would take the time to contact your city council member. Please request that he/she please support our proposal to allow us to keep backyard hens, as long as they are no closer than 35 feet from any occupied dwelling. Also, please continue to spread the word to your neighbors - we have over 150 signatures on the petition but we're not done yet. The more support we can document for our proposal, the better our chances are! Let's keep up the momentum, and thanks for all your help.
      Cheers -
      Cynthia (and Pickles, Grace, Alice, Buffy, Ophelia, Olivia and Mimzy)

    9. Reached 100 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Rebecca Rosenthal REDONDO BEACH, CA
      • 8 months ago

      I'd love to see them legal in Redondo Beach too! But we need to start somewhere.

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    • Dianne Patrizzi PASADENA, UNITED STATES
      • 10 months ago

      Why not?

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    • Jacqueline Waddill PASADENA, CA
      • 10 months ago

      I would love to have a couple of hens, but my yard is not big enough under current restrictions.

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    • Holly Hamdan PASADENA, CA
      • 10 months ago

      People have the right to have control over the food they consume. This too much government control not to mention silly

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    • Jeff Durling PASADENA, CA
      • 11 months ago

      I want a couple chickens

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