Austin is thinking about banning roosters in the Austin City Limits. In a nutshell, the impetus for this proposed amendment is a woman who lives next to a man who owns 20 roosters and appears to breed them for illegal purposes. She has called APD and others to get the roosters taken away or quieted b/c they crow all the time. She has had no luck, so she is trying to get a ban on roosters. However, there is already a noise ordinance for animals, so this proposed amendment is just specifically singling out the rooster. There was a Planning Committee meeting 12/8 regarding the ban. Good news: The Commission voted to send the matter back to Subcommittee for further research. However, the subcommittee will be meeting 12/15, so we need our research quickly. We are hoping our fellow chicken community can help us gathering information, due to the time constraints on time and resources. Could you provide by 12/12 - if at all possible (if later, we'd still like the info on or before 12/14) 1) Information on your city name and its chicken ordinances. 2) Does your city allow chickens in general? Does it allow roosters? 3) Are there specific noise ordinances for chickens/roosters? 4) Have there been any recent changes in ordinances recently in favor of or against chickens? We are especially interested in the "in favor of" scenarios. 5) Anything other resources or information you think would be valuable. Please send any info to my personal email. Thanks for your time and help.