Coyote Educational Meeting Wednesday
The Costa Mesa Police Department will host a town hall meeting on Wednesday, March 19. 2014 in City Council Chambers at City Hall beginning at 7:00 p.m.
...TO EDUCATE THE PUBLIC
The purpose of this meeting is to provide information to the residents of this community on urban coyotes. Special guest speaker Lieutenant Kent Smirl from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss how residents can keep their pets safe; make their homes and neighborhoods less attractive to coyotes and how to responsibly and most effectively respond to coyote encounters both in urban and rural settings.
COYOTES MAY BECOME MORE AGGRESSIVE
Southern California communities, including Costa Mesa and Newport Beach, have seen a marked incidence of coyotes and other wildlife roaming our neighborhoods in recent years. The loss of pets has increased dramatically and there is fear that coyotes, in particular, may become even more aggressive as their source of food diminishes due to the severe drought conditions we've been experiencing.
SEE YOU WEDNESDAY EVENING
I encourage you all to plan to attend this meeting Wednesday evening at City Hall. For more information about this event contact Costa Mesa Police Department Special Services Sergeant Bryan Wadkins at 714-754-5125.