Sacramento City Council is voting!

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by HHandbasket, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    The Sacramento City Council is convening tomorrow afternoon to vote on the chicken ordinance. While I do not live in the city limits, I fully support legalization of chickens within the City of Sacramento. If anyone here in Sacramento can go to the council meeting tomorrow (Tuesday 11/16/10) at 3 p.m. to support the issue, please do so! I would go, but I have to work.
     
  2. undercoverchickenlover

    undercoverchickenlover Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey there, what was the result of the vote?
     
  3. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    The issue was continued to the next session. There are apparently a handful of city council members holding out simply because they "don't like the idea" of people having chickens in their yards. I guess they haven't figured out yet that about 40,000 Sacramento families already have chickens in the city limits & that they're bypassing a huge opportunity here to generate some revenue by asking citizens to pay a nominal fee for a permit to keep the birds they're already keeping. If you ask me, that's a win/win. The citizens that live in city limits get to be legal with their birds, and it could generate enough revenue to save 1 municipal job by issuing permits. One job saved in this city is a plus if you ask me, because jobs in Sacramento are disappearing faster than the polar ice caps.
     

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