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Petitioning Governor Jerry Brown and 3 others

Conduct an independent investigation into the motives and potential conflict of interest behind terminating the Pierce Farm Center edutainment operation

Pierce Farm Center is a family entertainment/educational venue built by Robert McBroom and his family over the last 10 years for the benefit of the community of the San Fernando Valley. In 2004, the land at the corner of Victory and Desoto lay fallow and unused and the visionaries that led Pierce College at that time, as well as Robert, crafted a joint venture to bring about an amazing venue where families could visit for some fun family time close to home as well as city/suburb raised children to learn and understand the farming aspect of where their food comes from.

Through this arrangement with the college, the McBroom family has tirelessly built a year round venue where family's gather, school field trips are conducted, birthday parties take place in the Pizza Farm, and an expanded and abundant farm store stocks fresh vegetables and wares for local residents to stop by and shop. Special events are conducted throughout the year - Easter Egg Hunts, Civil War reenactments, free Family Film Nights every Friday during the summer as well as the main event - the Halloween Harvest Festival - that provides thousands of families from the community with a fun and safe Halloween venue that parents and kids alike look forward to attending every year. 

Considering that the Pierce Farm Center costs the college nothing to run and that there are no concrete, feasible plans to utilize this land to the benefit of the students nor the community - one has to wonder what the motivation is to terminate such a valuable community asset and ultimately return the land to its fallow state. We would hate to see another waste of taxpayer property and resources like the adjacent $13 Million Dollar bond funded Equestrian Center that remains unused to this day. 

We call on all local and state officials to investigate and expose the motives and conflicts of interest that appear to lie at the heart of this action.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Los Angeles Community college Chancellor
    Dr. Francisco Rodriguez

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