NEXT STEPS FOR LEGALIZING MINI GOATS (AND CHICKENS!) IN VISALIA, CALIFORNIA!
Monday night, the City Council in Visalia, California rejected the ordinance amendment to allow chickens and ONCE AGAIN completely ignored our requests to add mini goats to a future agenda for future discussion and consideration.
This means that the goats will not be legalized through the city council. So what’s next?
OUR ACTION PLAN
While we had hoped to work with city officials on this project, since they have refused to work with us, we are now going to legalize miniature goats – (and we’re taking the chickens with us!) – through a citizens initiative despite their obstructionism.
An initiative is a means by which a petition signed by a certain minimum number of registered voters can force a public vote. We’re still exploring our legal options with the excellent services of Melo and Sarsfield LLP here in Visalia, who are taking on this cause of ours. But one thing is for sure: We’re confident we’ll get this on the ballot, and once this decision is put to the PEOPLE and not to career politicians engaged in class warfare (civilized people just don’t live among chickens and goats, you see) we will have a huge victory for food freedom in Visalia!
YOU CAN CHECK OUT RECENT NEWS COVERAGE OF THE RALLY AND OUR EFFORTS HERE:
HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP!
While we’ve got some amazing professional help working pro bono on this cause, we are still in serious need of financial support to help get the word out and cover legal fees.
From simple things like stickers, paper, fliers, ink, signs and gas, to larger expenses like filing fees, legal fees and outreach / advertising fees, we NEED YOUR HELP! All of the money donated thus far is going toward these expenses, but it won’t be enough for ongoing outreach.
This has been from it’s very inception a grassroots venture and the average Joes like myself behind this effort are operating off of a tight budget, just pitching in wherever and whenever we can. Everything we have done so far is from help from PEOPLE LIKE YOU. I am just amazed and humbled by how many in the community have stepped up, stepped out and thrown in a hand to help make this happen. I’m blessed beyond words to have so many generous and caring men and women step forward to stand with me in this fight.
If you would like to be a part of changing the law in favor of food freedom in Visalia, help me get my goats back, and restore property rights to over 100,000 residents in Visalia, please consider making a donation below! Every little bit helps!!
Thank you to all who came out to Monday nights rally. Thank you to those who have thrown in financial support. And thank you to those who took the time to call or write to the city concerning this issue.
Speaking of! If you have written to the City Council concerning mini goats, please take a moment to thank Vice Mayor Warren Gubler and Council Member Amy Shuklian for listening to the majority of Visalians and voting in favor of property rights and food freedom! Let them know you will REMEMBER HOW THEY VOTED!!
– Vice Mayor E. Warren Gubler; firstname.lastname@example.org
– Council Member Amy Shuklian; email@example.com
Not happy with the Council Members who put the “invisible dissent no-shows” above the majority asking for a restoration of their God-given rights? Let them know that you WILL REMEMBER HOW THEY VOTED!
– Mayor Steven Nelsen; firstname.lastname@example.org
– Council Member Greg Collins; email@example.com
– Council Member Bob Link; firstname.lastname@example.org
All of this said, keep an eye on our website, and learn how you can help to LEGALIZE FOOD PRODUCING ANIMALS IN THE CITY OF VISALIA! The initiative will be filed SOON! Stay tuned!