chicken ordinance, one more vote
At our last city council meeting, we voted 5-3 in favor of the new ordinance to allow residents to keep and raise chickens.
After a little research and a number of conversations with city staff and residents, I decided to vote in favor of this ordinance. You can read more of my thoughts in my blog post from last week.
I was very impressed that three of the citizens who provided feedback at last week’s city council meeting were young people. Henry Kneizl and Sam Alcox both spoke in favor of the ordinance. Cal Konshak couldn’t make it to the meeting so he provided me with a letter to read. We also had a couple of parents speak at the meeting, with everyone being in favor of the ordinance. You may want to watch a video of the meeting to hear all the feedback for yourself.
Since our vote at last week’s meeting was not unanimous, it has to come back for a second vote at our next meeting on Tuesday, July 17. A couple of the alderpersons who voted against this said that they were doing so in order to allow more time for residents to provide feedback.
So, here’s your chance. What do you think about residents being allowed to have chickens?
Leave a reply here, or contact me via Facebook, e-mail or telephone. Or better yet, attend our next meeting and share your thoughts with the entire council.