Hi all- I am happy to report that the meeting went very well with the Board of County Commissioners. There were only 2 people who spoke and both were in favor of backyard hens. I spoke briefly and then another lady spoke briefly. (Was that you at the meeting OtownBeekeeper?) I was interviewed by the Orlando Sentinel newspaper after and also by Central Florida News 13 TV. So no one spoke against the backyard chicken ordinance...which is good. There is 1 more public hearing coming up on July 2 at 2 pm ET. That is the final public hearing and the board will take action at that time. I feel very confident that this will go through. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs chairs the BCC and she mentioned that she is thinking about doing backyard chickens in her own yard. Even though everything seems to be heading in the right direction, I am planning on being at the meeting on July 2nd. I would love to have more BYC people from the Orlando area to attend in support of backyard chickens as well. The more people who show up to support this, the more likely it is to pass. We are so close...Let's get this passed on July 2nd!