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How to respond to "It will cost the city money to regulate"???

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances (and how to change' started by changingchickens, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. changingchickens

    changingchickens New Egg

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    So I have now been advised that I can only get the ball rolling by simply submitting a written request or attending and speaking at the upcoming meeting which I will be doing. I tried asking for a zoning variance. My response was "Chapter 5 is not part of zoning ordinance. It is not, therefore, within the authority of the Board of Adjustment to consider a variance to Chapter 5’s provisions. By state statute, the variance procedure can only be used for Zoning Ordinance regulations"

    I know one of the objections will simply be the the city doesn't have the money to regulate it. Can I get some ideas of how to respond please.

    Thanks!
     
  2. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they regulate dogs right?

    backyard chickens could fall under the same type of rules.

    as long as they are not noisy, stinky or a health hazard I can have chickens. the same rules apply for dogs.

    leash and collars may be optional
     
  3. Chris in South Park

    Chris in South Park Out Of The Brooder

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    When the San Diego city council legalized chickens last week they were quite proud to declare their act as "regulatory relief" - ie getting government off your back. Maybe shift your city's focus to freedoms and property rights in a tactful way so regulation is not desirable?
     

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