Rosemead Invites Public to Coyote Safety Town Hall Meeting


Rosemead residents and businesses are invited to attend an in-person Town Hall Meeting held at the Rosemead Public Safety Center at 8301 Garvey Avenue on Wednesday, March 8, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. This event is hosted by the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments (SGVCOG) in partnership with the City of Rosemead.

This meeting is intended to provide an informational forum for residents to learn more about coyote behavior, reporting, and what community members can do to safely coexist with coyotes. A presentation on SGVCOG’s Neighborhood Coyote Program will be provided and representatives from the Los Angeles County Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will serve on a panel to answer questions.

The program provides residents and businesses with a toll-free number to report coyote encounters and incidents and provides educational resources and referrals to foster human and pet safety, including:

Educational Line Access

Reporting Tools

Referrals to Resources

Pet Safety Planning

Crisis Intervention

Workshops and Training

The program also offers tips on how to prevent coyotes from wandering into your neighborhood by attending to the environment in several ways1, such as:

Keeping trees and shrubbery neatly trimmed to eliminate hiding places for coyotes.

Installing coyote-proof fences or other motion-triggered deterrents like light or sprinkler systems.

Not leaving food outside of your home or campsite.

Storing your bird feeder to keep both the food and the birds protected.

Placing stinky scents like wolf urine, ammonia-soaked rags, and moth balls around your yard and garbage cans2.

In case you encounter a coyote in your yard or elsewhere3, you should:

Never run away from a coyote!

Yell and wave your arms as you approach the coyote.

Squirt the coyote with your garden hose or spray it with vinegar water.

Bang pots and pans together or make loud noises4.

Practice hazing by standing tall, making eye contact, and throwing objects near it.

For more information on the Neighborhood Coyote Program, please visit or email If you would like additional information on the Town Hall Meeting, please contact Mandy Wong, Public Safety Supervisor, at (626) 569-2168 or

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