The city of Lompoc has issued a ban on feeding wild animals on public property.
In a city ordinance, the city said that the ban is needed as they have had a significant ground squirrel problem at Beattie Park.
The problem stems from the public feeding the squirrels daily.
The squirrels have made a home under the top parking lot at the park, weakening the structural integrity of the asphalt.
If a person is caught violating the ban, they will be guilty of an infraction.
The ban will go into effect on October 31.