Chapter 6.14


6.14.010    Definitions.

6.14.020    Feeding, sale, and release of waterfowl and pigeons prohibited.

6.14.030    Exceptions.

6.14.010 Definitions.

For purposes of this chapter, the terms set forth below are defined as follows:

(A)    “Release” means to set free.

(B)    “Waterfowl” means and refers to any ducks, geese, or other birds which can be found in Santa Cruz County and which have used the waterways as a habitat or are reasonably capable of using the waterways as a habitat. [Ord. 5388 § 5, 2022].

6.14.020 Feeding, sale, and release of waterfowl and pigeons prohibited.

(A)    It is prohibited to intentionally feed waterfowl or pigeons, or to intentionally place or release food which may be consumed by waterfowl or pigeons. It is also prohibited for any adult to allow any minor in their care or custody to allow such feeding by the minor.

(B)    It is prohibited to sell or offer to sell (or conduct a business in which there is a sale or offer to sell) live waterfowl or pigeons as pets or for release.

(C)    It is prohibited to abandon or release any waterfowl or pigeons. [Ord. 5388 § 5, 2022].

6.14.030 Exceptions.

The Director may grant permission to feed or release waterfowl upon a showing of some health, wildlife management, or stream management reason that sufficiently justifies the activity. [Ord. 5388 § 5, 2022].