January 19, 2014 at 8:49 am #7614
City Council is voting on 3 pending bee measures on February 4th.
#1: LEGALIZE URBAN BEEKEEPING IN LOS ANGELES
#2: SAVING AMERICA’S POLLINATORS ACT
#3 HUMANE POLICY FOR LIVE BEE REMOVAL
January 19, 2014 at 9:33 am #7616January 19, 2014 at 11:02 am #7621
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What are the specifics on the proposed policy for live bee removal?January 19, 2014 at 11:08 am #7622
It is asking the Bureau of Street Services to:
Work with the County of Los Angeles to encourage the County’s prioritization of humane and non-lethal bee treatment/removal practices (instead of extermination).January 19, 2014 at 11:48 am #7625
we’ll be there!January 20, 2014 at 12:01 pm #7659
I will be there, too!January 23, 2014 at 12:35 am #7668
Canoga Park Neighborhood Council UNANIMOUSLY voted in favor of URBAN BEEKEEPING (thanks to HoneyLover Ceebs for leading the charge tonight)!! That makes a total of 17 councils + ARC Los Angeles – Alliance of River Communities!! YAY BEES!!
January 23, 2014 at 8:45 pm #7669
Is Item 1:, LEGALIZE URBAN BEEKEEPING IN LOS ANGELES, above the actual vote to authorize beekeeping in LA? — Or is this just a preliminary vote of some sort??
EdJanuary 25, 2014 at 6:21 pm #7670
As far as I know Ed, this could be THE vote!!
It is our first time presenting in front of the full city council.
(HEADS UP: Date might be pushed a week to the next Wednesday 2/12… I will update with details as SOON as I get them)January 27, 2014 at 6:23 am #7674
I’m going to be there.I think Max and the crew might come video this for the BBK doc!
kirkobeeoJanuary 29, 2014 at 10:11 pm #7717
Vote has officially been pushed to the 12th… hope you can still make it!February 2, 2014 at 9:00 pm #7724
I’LL BE THERE! Thinking of making a couple signs… I have a few thoughts, but if you have any suggestions, please share! I have poster board and paint that needs using up.February 5, 2014 at 6:08 pm #7748
I can not make it but I would be happy to give some phone calls (I already sign up the petition.)
Any phone numbers?February 13, 2014 at 11:36 pm #7813
Thank you to everyone who came out in support yesterday! Special thanks to Maritza Przekop, Martin Schlageter, Andy Shrader, Kirk Anderson, Ceebs Bailey and all the amazing HoneyLovers and Neighborhood Councilmembers and community stakeholders who have helped us to get to where we are today!!
Here is a quick summary of the day:
Before the council meeting we had a press conference on the steps of LA City Hall with some great speakers/guests including:
LA City Councilmembers Paul Koretz (CD5), Mike Bonin (CD11), Jose Huizar (CD14) and Mitch O’Farrell (CD13)
Sharon Commins, President, Mar Vista Community Council
David King, Founding Chair, Seed Library of Los Angeles
Amadeo Delgado, Owner, Canaan Honey
oh yes.. and us… Rob and Chelsea McFarland, HoneyLove.org
After the press conference, we went inside and the meeting began. Council was very nice to us and grouped all 3 of our motions together… and it came out unanimous 15-0 for all three motions!
Next step, the motions go to Planning Department for “study” which will take a few months, then it will return to council for another vote.
And…. oh yes… there was SO MUCH PRESS COVERAGE!!
There are more articles out there… but you get the idea =) YAY BEES!!!February 15, 2014 at 8:48 am #7820
For those interested in creating similar legalization efforts in their own cities, (or looking for more information on our legalization work here in Los Angeles)… please see our Legalization Packet below (also available on our resources page):
DROPBOX FOLDER: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/8m9gi9846mf31fa/FxEDgk95LM
As common little beekeepers, it is not in our power to write laws unfortunately =) but if you take a look through the packet above you will find a copy of our “feasibility study” conducted through the Mar Vista Community Council. Inside this study is a matrix of cities from around the United States who do allow beekeeping and the rules and regulations they adopted. This document has proven to be a great starting point for many cities around country who have already used our efforts here in Los Angeles to help change laws in their cities!
Interested in helping with the legalization process here in Los Angeles? Join us! We’d LOVELOVELOVE for your help! Or you can also send a letter directly to the LA Planning Department with your opinions, learn more here: http://www.honeylove.org/legalize
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