Glendale, AZ Backyard Chickens

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by AZNATYVE, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. AZNATYVE

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  2. Trevor T

    Trevor T Just Hatched

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    Here is the link to contact the city councilmen for Glendale, AZ: http://www.glendaleaz.com/citycouncil/contact.cfm
    Please not only contact them yourself but have anyone else you know that might be willing to contact them do so. Post this on facebook and email your friends. Everyone who cares about this issue should have at least 10 friends also contact the city. Your power is not just in your voice but in your ability to get others to support this cause.
     
  3. AZNATYVE

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    I've contacted council and make contact a few times a month, more than one person needs to be contacting them though otherwise they will not know how many people in Glendale actually want chickens.
     
  4. AZNATYVE

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    Received this email yesterday evening. Finally some movement:

    Okay Glendale residents, here is the first meeting. We just received from city of Glendale. It is a non speaking meeting, but bodies show support too:

    In regards to allowing chickens as pets in residential neighborhoods, the City Council will receive a presentation and recommendation from city staff on December 15 here at City Hall. The workshop will begin at 1:30 in Council Chambers - Room B3. At this time we do not know the order of the agenda items. Sometimes these meetings can run very long so I will do my best to notify you when I know where this item is placed on the agenda. Please reach out to our office if you do not hear from me by Friday, December 11. Workshops are information only meetings that inform the City Council of needed information. For the December 15 meeting, the Council will not vote to approve or reject a new policy that allows chickens as residential pets, but it will give you an opportunity to hear from members of the City Council who choose to ask questions and share their input.



    Best regards,

    Council Assistant, Barrel & Cholla District
    Glendale City Council
     
  5. AZNATYVE

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    UPDATE
    Item of Special Interest {Backyard Chickens} Council Workshop – Postponed to January 19, 2016 Glendale, AZ
    I spoke with Ryan Lee {assistant to Bart Turner} today. He advised that the workshop scheduled for December 15th to discuss backyard chicken keeping has been postponed until Tuesday, January 19, 2016. See below e-mail from Ryan:

    Hi Shelly,

    Staff is currently researching and preparing a report to the City Council regarding allowing chickens as pets in residential neighborhoods. We were informed last week that the report will be shared with the Council on January 19, not December 15. We apologize for the delay and look forward to seeing you at the Council Workshop on January 19.

    Best regards,

    Ryan Lee
    Council Assistant, Barrel & Cholla District
    Glendale City Council
    623-930-2250

    If you haven’t had a chance to contact your council member you still have over a month to do so, this also means that we have the extra time frame to reach out to more city of Glendale residents.

    Please spread the word about the meeting change, I know there were a few individuals including us that were planning on the meeting this month.
     
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  6. AZNATYVE

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    We did it!!

    City of Glendale council has instructed staff to create an ordinance to allow backyard chicken keeping.

    In our excitement and being on cloud 9 we should mention that the ordinance still has to be written, there is still a process that the city is required to go through to change the ordinance and the city will determine certain restrictions that will apply, such as number of hens allowed, noise, nuisance etc...

    This also does not change any HOA restrictions that may be in place regarding backyard chickens.

    HOWEVER it is a huge step in making backyard chickens legal in the city of Glendale, and have no doubt they will be legal.

    Just don't count all your chickens before they hatch, but feel free to do the chicken dance!
     
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  7. CH for Hens

    CH for Hens New Egg

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    Hi Glendale folks -- Congratulations!! I am so happy that all of your hard work has paid off.

    We are in the process of trying to expand our ordinance to have hens on smaller properties. Our ordinance was put in place by someone disgruntled with a neighbor in the 1980s. So now 99% of our town (because of property size) cannot have hens.

    We are trying to educate, but even after that we keep hearing from the opposing folks "I just don't want to have hens in Camp Hill".

    What are some strategies for overcoming this resistance? Can you offer some advice?

    Thanks so much!
     
  8. AZNATYVE

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    I just wasn't afraid. I went in to council with facts and with what other cities in our area had for chicken ordinances. I even research nationwide some of the bigger cities that allow backyard chickens.

    Most of my info is on our blog at uptowngrange94.blogspot.com and on FB at Uptown Grange.
     
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    hello, do you own chickens? Silly question
     
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    We did for about 2 years, until June 2015. And now we will again...very soooon!!
     

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