Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Metro Council Cock Fight

With CM Carl Burch's animal farm bill coming up for third reading tonight, Nashville Urban Harvest's leader Sarah Bello sent us a head's up about sponsor deception:
Last month, the planning commission unanimously voted to allow reasonable restrictions on the keeping of urban chickens by passing the Holleman Bill. Then, CM Burch went against the word he gave at the Planning Commission meeting (to agree to a compromise bill with CM Holleman) to vote against the Holleman Bill at the last council meeting. Councilman Burch's anti chicken bill is really overly restrictive, it states you must have 5 acres or more to keep even 2 chickens! Both the Board of Zoning Appeals and the Planning Commission have effectively stated it is time to review our antiquated chicken laws. Our community should have the opportunity to address the needs of both sides of the debate and come up with some reasonable guidelines based on best practices, like cities across the country have done.
Sarah also encourages everyone to check out the Nashville Urban Chickens on Facebook.

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