Alhambra City Council voted March 10 to prohibit the feeding of wild animals in city parks and public grounds in Alhambra.
When members of the public feed the migrating birds and waterfowl at Almansor Park, the animals adapt to the unnatural sources of food and become reluctant to migrate, according to the Feb. 24 City Council agenda prepared by city staff. This overpopulation causes property damage, additional maintenance needs, and health risks to the waterfowl and those who feed them, the agenda said.
"There are issues with members of the public feeding the turtles, feral cats, and migrating birds that don't want to migrate because of food being given to them that isn't necessarily good for their health and is also creating health conditions in the parks themselves," City Attorney Joseph Montes said at the Feb. 24 council meeting, adding that signage will be posted directing visitors not to feed the animals.
Weren't able to attend the March 10 meeting? You can watch it here. City Council usually meets every second and fourth Monday of the month on the second floor of City Hall: 111 S. First St., Alhambra, Calif., 91801. The next regular meeting will be on March 24 at 5:30 p.m.