Today I received my second letter of denial from the City of Maplewood to house backyard chickens. I applied last year and was denied and re-applied last week and was also denied. I understand that I need 100% approval from the 4 neighbors that are adjacent to my property and had verbal ok's from 3 out of the 4. The 4th neighbor actually lives on a completely different street and I cannot even see their house, but need their approval because a corner of their property touches a corner of my property...anyways I wrote them a letter to explain my intentions. I do not know who denied us or their reasons, but am feeling defeated because backyard chickens is something I really want and have worked hard to follow the process and learn how to raise them. My question is has anyone been in a situation similar and have any suggestions on next steps. I do not want to give up and wish the rules were 80% approval and not 100%.