Pittsburg CA council meeting April 16th 7PM help voice opinion and change ordinance

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by YRofROOSTER, Apr 4, 2012.


    YRofROOSTER Out Of The Brooder

    I live in Bay Point / Pittsburg. officially pittsburg which does not allow fowl.
    Id like to goto this meeting and hopefully gain some support with people going as well to help voice an opinion to change this ordinance.

    I am a new guy looking to get into having 3 or so Hens for eggs.

    Pittsburg's ordinance can be found here


    A recent email about the meeting

    According to the County Assessor records, your address is located within Pittsburg so you are talking to the right person.

    As I noted below, the regulations have not changed to allow for keeping fowl at the home although I do understand that it is becoming more common in various communities throughout California. You are more than welcome to bring this matter up at the next City Council meeting during public comments. This is the time set aside for residents to bring matters of interest up to the Council. Basically, you should share the reasons that you believe that chickens should be allowed at residences within the City and ask that staff be directed to amend the municipal code to allow this.

    Again, the next Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at Pittsburg City Hall, 65 Civic Avenue, 3rd floor. Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions.


    Leigha Schmidt
    Associate Planner
  2. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    There are two websites (that I know of!) in the Bay Area :

    [email protected];

    [email protected];

    I would suggest that you post on these websites asking for folks in your area to come help you out at the Council Meetings.

    SanMateoChickens was able to change the rules in all the "county only" areas last year. However, it meant that several of us had to attend EVERY Planning Committee meeting and EVERY Board of Supes meetings until we got it passed. The Planning Dept was very helpful -- they researched what cities were allowing what and came up with a great proposal.


    YRofROOSTER Out Of The Brooder

    Sounds good, i joined both and posted a join message
  4. pittsburgchick

    pittsburgchick New Egg

    Apr 25, 2012
    I have been wanting this for awhile, too! I am sorry, I missed the meeting. How did it go...need any signatures?

    YRofROOSTER Out Of The Brooder


    YRofROOSTER Out Of The Brooder

    Hello sir,

    I have now had a chance to consider this item with my staff. In order to move this issue forward, the City Council will need to initiate the study for this municipal code change. Staff will need prepare a Council consideration item to initiate this study. Unfortunately, Planning staff currently has a full workload with other ordinance revisions stated on the Commission/Council goals lists for 2012/13. This being the case, we estimate it will likely be approximately six months before Planning staff can devote the necessary time to this project.

    I apologize for the delay, but I will ask staff to contact you by email to inform you in advance of the date that this item will go before Council.

    In the meantime, please feel free to contact me should you wish to discuss this item further.

    Joe Sbranti
    City Manager
    City of Pittsburg
    925-252-4923 ph
  7. pittsburgchick

    pittsburgchick New Egg

    Apr 25, 2012
    Thanks for sharing. Too bad it's so long, though.
  8. Brechin

    Brechin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2012
    East Bay, CA
    Any word on this yet?
  9. pittsburgchick

    pittsburgchick New Egg

    Apr 25, 2012
    I called and left a voice mail There was no reply...
  10. AkukoAdie

    AkukoAdie New Egg

    May 19, 2013
    Did you have any updates on the Pittsburg, CA ordinance?

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