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Traverse City Attorney's Memo on Michigan Right to Farm Act.

Discussion in 'Local Chicken Laws & Ordinances' started by Denninmi, Jul 31, 2011.

  1. Denninmi

    Denninmi Songster

    Jul 26, 2009
    Traverse City's former City Attorney Karrie Zeits wrote a memo in 2009 that apparently was presented at a council or planning commission meeting. The gist of her memo was that, based upon her research, local governments could NOT prohibit urban/suburban farming, and that "selling one egg" was enough to be considered commercial.

    I REALLY, REALLY want to get a copy of this memo, but a lot of searching online has yielded no links to it.

    Here is a Traverse City newspaper article that mentions it:

    "City Attorney Karrie Zeits researched and discovered the Michigan Right to Farm Act prohibits cities from banning commercial farming, including raising chickens, she said.

    A city resident need only sell one egg to qualify as commercial, Zeits said."


    Does anyone have this document, or know where I can get a copy of it?

    I guess I could always do a FOIA to Traverse City municipal govt, but those are such a pain.

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