Americans are supposed to be self reliant. Keep up the good fight, this is just silly. If everything not specifically allowed is not allowed, I'm sure the good council members have some unauthorized pets. . . They too could also be fined $500 for their blatant unlawfulness. . .
Or maybe this is all just silly.
In your next interview, you may also want to point out that in these days of increasing fiscal concerns, is this really an issue we want local governments to spend hundreds of man hours on?
"Council had a 2 hour meeting this morning. About hens. 4 hens. And this afternoon are calling a conference between them (I believe council and zoning), the chief and the attorney. . ."
"the chief and a state cop have been sitting in front of my house for an hour now, just sitting making a spectacle and giving my 5 kids something to keep looking out the window at. . ."