Background: Two years ago I was told by someone who has chickens in our city and who worked in local gov't that chickens were A-OK to keep. So I get some. This past May I find out that chickens are NOT OK to keep in the city. I received a letter telling me to get rid of them. I spoke to the Code Officer and he told me to talk to City Council. So I gave a presentation before the Safety Committee of Council. This was Jul 21. This past Friday afternoon I get a call from the Director of Code Enforcement and he tells me that he can't find any justification for keeping the chickens and he was sending me another letter. Then he tells me to go to the next City Council meeting Aug 17. Saturday morning I emailed City Council and the Mayor and cc'd several other city personnel to whom this matter would be pertinent. I wrote a very nice letter and invited them to see my set up and I informed them I would like to look into an ordinance change. Only one Council member emailed me back. He said he wanted to look at chickens this coming weekend and that he would propose an ordinance change in Safety Committee then that would have to go to council. He also said he forwarded my email to the other Safety Committee members because he wants my issue on the agenda. I emailed him back thanking him and telling him that the Code guy said to do something different than that, and what should I do? He hasn't replied. And I got my second letter directing me to remove chickens from my property by Aug 16. Although Code said I could ignore that b/c I am talking to Council. I am confused and frustrated and unsure of what to do next.