Regulates the keeping of chickens in residential areas through a permitting process.
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"affordable nutritious food source" Sec. 106-318.1
"local sustainable food system" Sec. 106-318.1; "Composting of chicken litter and waste on site" Sec. 106-318.1(B)(15)
"The keeping of chickens supports a local, sustainable food system by providing an affordable, nutritious food source of fresh eggs. These regulations are to provide appropriate standards for the keeping of chickens within an urban residential environment, while protecting the residential integrity of the surrounding neighborhood and the health and safety of the chickens." Sec. 106-318.1
The animal control officer will inspect the site prior to renewal of application Sec. 106-318.1(C )(1); the city zoning department provides the application 106-318.1(C )(1).
"Any violations found may subject the owner to revocation of their permit and to criminal charges as provided herein." Sec. 106-318.1(C )(1), (4).
Chapter 106-Zoning, art. III-Use and design standards, § 106-318 -urban agriculture. History: Ord. of 6-25-2012(2)