Yes there is. Article 7, section 486 of the San Francisco Municipal Code reads:
FEEDING BIRDS AND WILD ANIMALS PROHIBITED
It shall be unlawful for any person to feed or offer food to any bird or wild animal in or on any sidewalk, street or highway of the City and County of San Francisco. It shall be unlawful to feed or offer food to any Red Masked Parakeet in any park of the City and County of San Francisco.
Some reasons for the rule are public safety and the health and well-being of pigeons (and other animals).
The person next door to me feeds the pigeons in her back yard. Since the feeding law is only for streets and parks, I am focusing on this law:
SEC. 487. REDUCTION OF ROOSTING AND BREEDING AREAS.
The Director of Public Works is hereby authorized and directed to develop a humane plan to reduce the roosting and breeding areas for pigeons in or on all public buildings of the City and County and to work and cooperate in every reasonable way with other public agencies and private citizens toward the development of effective methods of reducing roosting and breeding areas for pigeons in or on other public and private buildings particularly in those areas where there is a high population density.
I don’t know if I will have some help from the DPW director, but I’m hoping he can help with our nuciance. Mission District definitely falls under the “high population density” label.
I am delighted to read the S.F. has an ordinance pigeons. I would like to know if there is one in Santa Cruz, CA as well. Anybody know?
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