PTH – Rodeo Ban Language



Alert – September twentieth
Alameda County’s Proposed Rodeo Ban can also be a Ban on Livestock Manufacturing

September twentieth Assembly

On September twentieth, the Alameda County Supervisors will meet, and on the agenda is ordinance language that can affect livestock producers, horse fanatics, rodeo followers, and kids with 4H and FFA tasks within the county. Ought to this ordinance language go into impact, it can set a harmful precedent that can be utilized to create comparable ordinances throughout California and your complete nation.
The assembly is 9:00 am to five:30 pm and may be accessed on-line. The district supervisors want to listen to what you consider this ordinance. It’s time to make your voices heard.

  • Contact data and a hyperlink to a petition supporting rodeo and livestock manufacturing in Alameda County may be discovered beneath.

  • Hyperlink to a reside view of the assembly and assembly agenda may be discovered beneath.

  • Hyperlink to Alameda County Agriculture Coalition – prompt letter and Coalition sign-up may be discovered beneath.

Language of the Ordinance Impacts Extra Than Rodeo

The language of the ordinance doesn’t simply have an effect on rodeo, it impacts ranching basically and even social occasions like staff roping.

The proposed language reads as follows:
5.08.177 Prohibition of specified gadgets for equine, bovine, and ovine animals. A. No individual shall conduct roping of any equine (together with however not restricted to, any horse, mare, pony, ass, donkey, burro, mule, or hinny), bovine (together with however not restricted to, any steer, calf, bull, ox, heifer or cow), or ovine (sheep) animal in any leisure or sporting occasion, together with a rodeo or observe for a rodeo, aside from breakaway roping, the place the animal is launched instantly after it’s roped with out the animal being subjected to a sudden cease or fall. B. No individual shall use spurs or bucking straps upon any animal throughout any leisure or sporting occasion, together with throughout a rodeo or observe for a rodeo.
Rodeo occasions mimic abilities used on a farm or ranch in livestock manufacturing. The ordinance language is broad and encompasses extra than simply the game of rodeo, it consists of “observe” which is obscure and has the potential to be broad sweeping. Animal extremist teams wish to push this to allow them to additional their agenda of ending animal agriculture.

On August ninth Two Alameda County Supervisors Tried to Pull the Wool Over Different District’s Rural Constituents

On August ninth, 2022, a regulatory ordinance was to be voted on relating to banning sure occasions and instruments utilized in rodeo. The 2 supervisors who introduced the ordinance are Richard Valle of District 2 and Dave Brown of District 3. Satirically, Mr. Brown, an appointed member, apparently just isn’t a full-time resident of his district based on a lawsuit filed. Within the Aug 2, 2022 version of the San Jose Mercury Information the next assertion may be discovered:
“Within the swimsuit, the Alameda County Taxpayers’ Affiliation alleges that Brown was not a resident of Alameda County when he was appointed to fill a vacant seat on the board. The lawsuit could pressure him to show in courtroom that he’s a full-time, everlasting resident of Oakland regardless of shifting there from Walnut Creek simply 4 days earlier than his appointment final November following the dying of his predecessor, Wilma Chan, for whom Brown served as chief-of-staff.

Alameda County requires elected officers to reside and be eligible to vote full-time within the districts the place they serve for no less than one yr earlier than they start their phrases.
Counsel Donna Ziegler beforehand decided these guidelines don’t apply to Brown as a result of he was appointed and never elected. However the plaintiffs see issues in a different way and argue that Brown doesn’t qualify as a everlasting resident of Oakland as a result of he stays one evening every week at his Walnut Creek residence, the place his spouse and kids nonetheless reside.”
It ought to come as no shock that each supervisors’ districts cowl city, coastal, and a few prosperous areas and never the majority of the agricultural communities.

District 4 Supervisor Objects

District 4 covers the unincorporated city of Castro Valley (traditionally a big agricultural space with rooster ranches, sheep, cattle, and horses), unincorporated elements of Ashland, Cherryland, El Portal Ridge, Fairmont Terrace, Fairview, and Hill Crest Knolls. It additionally consists of elements of the Metropolis of Oakland and Pleasanton in addition to the unincorporated communities of Castlewood and Comfortable Valley.
These areas traditionally, aside from a lot of Oakland, have all the time been rural “bed room” communities or agricultural areas. The easternmost metropolis in Alameda is Livermore, identified for its massive wineries and vineyards. Pleasanton is residence to Alameda County Fairgrounds, which holds 4H and FFA competitions and the annual State Truthful in addition to horse racing meets.
Rowell Ranch is located within the hills between Castro Valley and Pleasanton. These hills are extra like mountains as they’re a part of the coastal vary. The terrain is tough and completely suited to boost cattle and horses. Rowell Ranch can also be in District 4 and has the excellence of getting placed on a rodeo for 100 years.
District 4 Supervisor, Nate Miley, whose space is the one being addressed within the rodeo ban, was rightly upset on the lack of going by way of correct channels to be voted on.

His assertion on Twitter says all of it:

Clearly, Supervisor Miley felt that this ordinance was being pushed by way of with out companies in his district being allowed to remark, nor had been stakeholders and the general public given adequate time to submit their enter.

Agriculture Performs a Important Position in Alameda County

When connecting agriculture with California, many individuals consider California’s fertile Central Valley, however many will not be conscious of the East Bay’s Alameda County. It’s residence to greater than 200,000 acres designated for agricultural functions. The majority of that land is within the Tri-Valley area of Japanese Alameda County. Tri-Valley encompasses the Amador, Livermore, and San Ramon Valleys, the cities of Dublin, Livermore, and Pleasanton and unincorporated county areas.
If requested, many would assume that it’s an city county, nevertheless, Alameda County has had a wealthy agricultural heritage because it was established in 1853. Even earlier than that, Robert Livermore planted wine grapes in 1840 in what’s now often called the Livermore Valley Wine Area. The earliest wineries in California had been established in 1883 by the Concannon and Wente households and there at the moment are greater than 50 wineries positioned there.
Whereas wine grapes are the primary crops grown, different crops embody olives, pistachios, walnuts, and persimmons. The realm can also be residence to cattle ranches owned and operated for generations by native households.
Livermore Rodeo and Rowell Ranch Rodeo are a part of this historic space.

Rodeo and Livestock Manufacturing are Shut Relations

Rodeo showcases occasions that mirror life on a ranch. Doctoring sick animals who reside on the vary requires the power to rope and tie them. Bronc using is paying homage to the feral horses that each the cowboys and Native People would rope, break, after which prepare. Spurs, that are regulated to require that the rowels be filed boring and used unfastened on horses or loosely locked on bulls, are used as an extension of the leg in all equestrian sports activities.
One of many first rodeos was introduced by Don Guillermo Castro within the early 1800’s. Each spring the gathering, doctoring, and branding of Longhorn cattle additionally gave the Native American and Mexican cowboys the possibility to point out off their abilities in aggressive occasions on the finish of every spring gathering. Gathering required the power to rope cattle on horseback, wrestle them, tie them after which give them any drenches, medicines, and even model them.
Generally, cowboys would discover a calf that had been deserted by its mom and to avoid wasting the calf, they must rope and tie and milk a semi-feral cow to get the precious colostrum that may give the calf antibodies.

Rodeo Historical past in Alameda County

First established in 1918 by native cattle ranchers to assist the Pink Cross increase cash throughout World Warfare l, Livermore hosts the “world’s quickest rodeo.”
In 1921 Harry Rowell, a rancher, businessman, and philanthropist revied the historic sport of rodeo in downtown Hayward. In 1925, he produced his first rodeo at his Dublin Canyon ranch, the present residence of the Rowell Ranch Rodeo Park.
Each the Livermore Rodeo and Rowell Ranch Rodeos are nonetheless annual occurrences that characteristic aggressive occasions reflecting the western heritage of the varied cattle ranches in Alameda County.

Agriculture is Nonetheless Essential in Alameda County

Livermore Excessive Faculty presents the final remaining ag science training program for college students within the Alameda County public faculty system. The curriculum consists of classroom and laboratory instruction, supervised agriculture expertise applications and Future Farmers of America (FFA) scholar organizations.

The college has additionally hosted Agricultural Day applications geared for third graders with demonstrations of instruments, gear, and livestock given by native farmers, ranchers, and highschool college students.

Alameda County Truthful Showcases Ag

Since its start in 1912, the Alameda County Truthful has supplied the chance for college students taking part in FFA and 4-H to display the data they’ve realized, their animal tasks, be judged on their tasks, and promote agriculture by way of these tasks.
As with different county gala’s, the junior livestock exhibit is the spotlight.
Nevertheless, all of that is in jeopardy if two County Supervisors have their approach.

Watch the Assembly – Name in to Remark

Reside Hyperlink to View Alameda County Board of Supervisor’s Assembly and Assembly Agenda HERE

Alameda County Agriculture Coalition Motion Web page

Hyperlink to Motion Web page HERE

Petition and Commissioner Info:

Signal Petition HERE

Alameda County Commissioner Contact Info

District 1: Encompasses the cities of Dublin and Livermore, many of the metropolis of Fremont, the unincorporated group of Sunol, a portion of the Metropolis of Pleasanton, and many of the unincorporated space of the Livermore-Amador Valley.

Supervisor David Haubert

County Workplace:

1221 Oak Avenue, Suite 536
Oakland, CA 94612 Map
(510) 272-6691

District Workplace:
4501 Pleasanton Avenue
Pleasanton, CA 94566 Map
(925) 551-6995

District 2: Encompasses the communities of Hayward, Union Metropolis, Newark, and elements of Fremont

Supervisor Richard Valle

County Workplace:
1221 Oak Avenue, #536
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: (510) 272-6692
Fax: (510) 271-5115

District Workplace
24301 Southland Drive, Suite 101
Hayward, CA 94545
Telephone: (510) 670-6150
Fax: (510) 259-0860

District 3: Encompasses the cities of Alameda, San Leandro, a portion of Oakland, together with Chinatown, Jack London, Fruitvale, and San Antonio neighborhoods. District 3 additionally consists of the unincorporated communities of San Lorenzo and Hayward Acres.

Supervisor Dave Brown
1221 Oak Avenue, Suite 536
Oakland, CA 94612 Map
Telephone: (510) 272-6693
Fax: (510) 268-8004

District Workplace
15903 Hesperian Blvd
San Lorenzo, CA 94580 Map
Telephone: (510) 278-0367
Fax: (510) 278-0467

District 4: Contains parts of the Metropolis of Oakland, the Metropolis of Pleasanton together with the adjoining Unincorporated Communities of Castlewood and Comfortable Valley, in addition to Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, El Portal Ridge, Fairmont Terrace, Fairview, and Hill Crest Knolls.

Supervisor Nate Miley

County Workplace:

1221 Oak Avenue, Suite 536
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: (510) 272-6694
Fax: (510) 465-7628

Eden Space District Workplace
20980 Redwood Highway, Suite 250
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Telephone: (510) 670-5717
Fax: (510) 537-7289

Pleasanton District Workplace
Heritage Home on the Fairgrounds, 2nd Ground
4501 Pleasanton Ave.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Telephone: (925) 803-7959

District 5: Encompasses the cities of Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Piedmont, West Oakland, North Oakland, Rockridge, Grand Lake, and parts of the Fruitvale, Manzanita, and Dimond District neighborhoods.

Supervisor Keith Carson

1221 Oak Avenue, Suite 536
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: (510) 272-6695
Fax: (510) 271-5151

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