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05-11-2010 CC Public Orals "-a);77-1--a deu/1e-:CziGCiLC/7 Public Comment Addressing Pet Goats Animal Separation Jim and Carol Ann 5/11/2010 16281 CANON LANE CARBON CANYON CA 91709 l In 1975 we were fortunate enough to acquire our dream cottage on Canon Lane in Carbon Canyon. When we drove in & out of the Cyn., we might see 15 - 20 cars total on the hiway & 2 of those would be our neighbors. Cows, horses, chickens,& a lot fewer houses then, than now. Then came the 80's, Gordon Ranch, Laband Ranch, all the land was opening up to development; the city of Chino Hills was being born. Along with the city came better utilities & services, (sure, @ a price, ok). Chino Fire Authority covered us. Fire Station #4 was built; we used to rely on Sleepy Hollow Volunteer Fire Dept Our daughter Jamie Ann was born in 9/77; she grew up & @ age 12 requested an African Pygmy goat when we went to San Diego petting Zoo. I said, "Sure," since we already had chickens & the goat could help me in weeding season. Due to one thing & then another, I failed to come through with my promise. She grew up more, & it went to the back of her mind. Then, Jamie graced us with granddaughter Ella Ann; Thanks for 2nd chances. I started working on the Roller Family Farm, my Mother-in-Law's married name, to honor her support to Carol & me. I approached all of my neighbors with my dream of a farm; some embraced it, some laughed @ me, but nobody said, "Take your farm & get outa town!" I never viewed my dream as being a blight to this community. Our designation as a low density residential district is portrayed by these existing facts: no sidewalks, no curbs, no gutters, no streetlights, no Sewers! We are often confused with Agriculture Residential Districts on a drive thru the Cyn..,you can still see cattle grazing the hills to this day! Chino Hills State Park is in our backyard. These points are often lost on folks looking to purchase homes as a method for gain by buying & selling after a short stay. As the 21st century rolled in, empty lots around us began to disappear, little, old cottages were bought & bulldozed. I'm not against that, believe me, BUT will Developers respect those of us, who moved here decades ago for what the Cyn. Was then? All I'm looking to do is: Preserve a postage stamp size parcel (1 acre in rural Carbon Cyn.), so we can pass onto the grandkids & neighborhood children the feel & touch of life that these days are pushing away. We've lived in the Cyn. for 35 yrs., been thru 9 evacuations due to wildfires, & El Nino seasons, when it poured 25"- 30"of rain. I hope you will consider a review of the animal separation requirements (Chapter 6.12.020). Why is a horse allowed 30'-0" of separation to occupied residences, but a goat must be 70'-4" away? I'd settle for 41-0" separation because that's my violation. The closest neighbor to our goats is one of my friends, & I thank them dearly for accepting my goats. The residents generating the complaints are separated 90�0" from the goats which is well beyond the requirement.