ARE YOU IN FAVOR of restrictions on CHICKENS being eased in Flagstaff?
Easing restrictions and bans on chicken keeping statewide just passed a major hurdle in a House Committee.
Panel OKs bill overriding cities’ ban on raising fowl:
For the record, I have chickens. I’ve also encouraged local food and animal production in Flagstaff through a resolution which unfortunately has been held up by one of my colleagues.
Overall I think this is encouraging. I do have some concerns about the state trumping local rule though and the bill may also want to allow cities the ability to create minimum setbacks for a coop, similar to those for accessory buildings such as sheds.
You can still influence the process. I would be happy to convey any ideas to our Representatives.
What are your thoughts?