Hi all, In our small rural pocket (about 350 homes) in the middle of Simi Valley, we still enjoy the right to keep livestock, including chickens. However, in their twenty-year revision of the City's General Plan, the local Planning Commission had recommended our neighborhood for rezoning to high-density (18-30 units and acre) multi-family dwellings, since they consider our lots "underutilized." Last night our politicians responded to us, and unanimously voted to take our neighborhood off the rezoning map! Over 200 residents packed the City Council Chambers, and spoke (sometimes less than eloquently) about their love of the area as a rural eden in the city. We can keep our chickens! And our goats! Thank you to the Simi Valley City Council! Hooray for democracy!