Great work everyone!
To clarify, the new distance restriction will not apply at all to your own residence as it did before, in fact, you could put the coop right up against your own house if you wanted to..
However, the new distance restrictions are very minimal. Five hens may be kept if they are kept outside of the setback, which means kept just five feet from the actual property line. More hens may be kept the further they are from the property line.
Please also note these new changes are applicable only to lots of at least 5000 sq ft in size, which is actually the minimum size of nearly all our residential lots.
Also it is true that there are the procedural timelines already outlined until the new regs take effect, however it is also true that there is no real opposition to this, and it is extremely unlikely that anytrhing could derail this at this stage. Noone showed up today in opposition but there appeared to be over 150 supporters.
Also in speaking with a city rep after the hearing he informed me that as of now code compliance officers will suspend acting on any existing or new complaints.
Also great news from this same effort was the victory for the miniature goat and bee keepers and retail farms.
Edited by Chris in South Park - 1/31/12 at 7:24pm