Info for any backyard chicken keepers (legal and illegal) in the Spokane Valley. I received this from the City Council: I am writing to inform you of action being taken by the Spokane Valley Planning Commission regarding the keeping of chickens in residential neighborhoods throughout the City of Spokane Valley. You are receiving this email because you have previously submitted comments, either in writing or via email, about this issue. The Spokane Valley Planning Commission will begin studying this issue on Thursday, January 27th at 6:00 in the evening in the Spokane Valley Council Chambers located at 11707 E. Sprague Avenue. Please be advised that this is a study session and Commission will not be taking public comment, but will be reviewing and discussing proposed changes to the code which are being presented by staff. You are encouraged to attend. A Public Hearing on this matter is scheduled for Thursday, February 10th at 6:00pm in the Council Chambers. During this hearing you will have the opportunity to speak directly to the Commission about this issue. Additionally, all comments received thus far, and up until the Public Hearing will be submitted to the Commission for consideration. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Sincerely, Christina J. Janssen Assistant Planner City of Spokane Valley 11707 E. Sprague Avenue #106 Spokane Valley, WA 99206 Phone-(509)720-5333 www.spokanevalley.org ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ If you live in the area, please plan to attend and help the cause to make backyard chickens a possibility for more folks in the Spokane Valley. I live a block outside the city limits, so I'm under Spokane County jurisdiction, but I'm optimistic that if restrictions are loosened for owning chickens in Spokane Valley (like they already are in Spokane), then the county would be more willing to follow suit.