DC chicken-keepers fighting for a bad ordinance?

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by valereee, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. valereee

    valereee Ordinance Wrangler

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    A lady in Washington DC has chickens on a too-small lot and is trying to get an ordinance passed that will allow chickens only if

    1. 80% of the neighbors provide written consent AND
    2. no neighbor objects.

    I'm thinking this isn't a good idea -- I've posted a comment (it only allows anonymous comments for some reason, but the first comment is mine) but everyone else who is posting seems to think this is a fantastic idea. I'm hoping some other folks will go post comments, too, as I sort of hate to see them fighting for an ordinance that will pit neighbor against neighbor and leave chicken-keepers at the mercy of their neighbors.

    Her blog post about it is here.

    The proposed ordinance is here. (note:pdf)
     

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