Current Status – What’s Going On RIGHT NOW To Legalize Goats in Visalia
The Current Status of Legalizing Goats in Visalia, California
UPCOMING ACTIONS –
ONGOING – We are in the process of raising funds to cover the various legal expenses involved with changing local law, and busy gathering signatures to qualify the Family Food Freedom Act for the 2016 ballot.
VOLUNTEER – We are going to be gathering physical signatures in the community, holding street side rallies, manning information booths on campus, and attending city meetings to make our voices heard. Stay in touch by following us on Twitter or e-mail Gingi at email@example.com for more information on getting involved!
WRITE LETTERS TO CITY OFFICIALS – Let our city officials know that YOU VOTE PRO GOAT! You can contact our council members at:
– Mayor Steven Nelsen; firstname.lastname@example.org
– Vice Mayor E. Warren Gubler; email@example.com
– Council Member Greg Collins; firstname.lastname@example.org
– Council Member Bob Link; email@example.com
– Council Member Amy Shuklian; firstname.lastname@example.org
PAST ACTIONS –
April 25, 2015 – We started a “show of hands” change.org petition to present to the City Council.
May 4, 2015 – We rallied for the miniature goats and presented the petition to the City Council, where the Council Members tried to ignore us.
May 6, 2015 – We started www.improgoat.com to share news and information all in one place.
May 6, 2015 – We opened a GoFundMe to raise funds to offset the costs of outreach and legal fees. (Click here to donate!)
May 11, 2015 – Pro Goat supporters gathered at the City Planner meeting at Visalia City Hall to speak out in favor of food freedom during public comments on the legalization of city chickens.
May 20, 2015 – We met with the City Planners to discuss the details of our proposed ordinance change. They confirmed that it is within the City Council’s control to waive the $3598 application fee, if they chose to do so.
May 21, 2015 – We started bringing baby miniature goats to the downtown Farmers Market for people to hold, see and pet!
May 23, 2015 – Pro Goat supporters joined the March Against Monsanto in Fresno to stand in solidarity for food freedom.
June 1, 2015 – Pro Goat supporters joined with the Pro Chicken supporters at the Visalia City Council meeting to stand up for food freedom.
June 4, 2015 – Pro Goat supporters form the Urban Farmers for Food Freedom Political Action Committee and begin drafting language with Melo and Sarsfield LLP for a ballot initiative.
July 6, 2015 – We filed the ballot initiative, and informed our elected officials at the City Council meeting at City Hall.
July 7, 2015 – We addressed the Visalia Unified School District about potential educational opportunities with Urban Farmers for Food Freedom.
July 8, 2015 – We addressed the Tulare County Office of Education Board about potential educational opportunities with Urban Farming for Food Freedom.
July 20, 2015 – The City Clerk approved our Family Food Freedom Act ballot initiative.
We currently have 1 brown doeling for adoption, and 2 wethers (one is black and white potted, the other is brown and identical to his brown sister). All born on August 3, 2015.
The mother is a wonderful milker (our family was well supplied from this one little goat!), and is registered / purebred. We bred her to keep her in milk and just don't have room for more furry babies!
Asking a rehoming fee of $200 for the girl and $100 each for the boys. Photos are from when they were tiny babies, I will be updating this post with newer photos asap! ... See MoreSee Less
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