Jan 29, 2011

California mayor wants to broadcast bird songs

R. Rex Parris the mayor of Lancaster, California has proposed the idea broadcasting bird sounds during his State of the City talk on Monday.

It may sound like a bird-brained idea, but the mayor of this Mojave Desert city wants to brighten the streets by broadcasting recorded bird songs.

The Antelope Valley Press says Parris wants to play the bird chatter from loudspeakers on Lancaster Boulevard. The mayor says there's science to show that listening to birdsong makes people happier.

Parris is known for his flamboyant ideas. Check this out:

He got a law passed giving the Southern California city the right to castrate pit bulls, ordered city officials to learn the Mandarin language in a bid to woo Chinese business, and riled some people by saying he was growing Lancaster into a Christian community.

We do like the bird song idea. Cirp, chirp.