October 1, 2010
Chickens & The City Council
Next Tuesday afternoon, the city council's law & legislation committee will hear a staff report about the pros & cons of backyard chickens. The committee will consider whether to ask staff to draft a proposed ordinance for the council to consider.
If you would like Sacramentans to have access to the increased food security that backyard chickens offer, you can ask the committee to proceed with a draft ordinance, either online (click on "eComment") or in person on Tuesday.
If you have any suggestions about how to manage backyard chickens so as to ensure a peaceful and pleasant neighborhood, please share them with the committee. Although some residents may have concerns about nuisance or blight, the fact that Fair Oaks residents have been living harmoniously with free-roaming chickens for many years suggests that such concerns are unfounded.