Saturday, November 20, 2010

Licencing Commission Recommendation

For the past two years, a group of Windsor residents has been working behind the scenes to get the issue of backyard chickens on the table at City Council.

First we gathered a lot of information.  We went before the Licencing Commission, which is chaired by Councillor Ron Jones.  They listened to our proposal, asked a number of questions, and said they would get back to us.

It took almost 9 months, but they finally produced a report with a recommendation that City Council form a working group to examine the matter more fully.  In their words:

This issue should be debated in an open and transparent manner, allowing for full consultation with residents.

You can read the background to their recommendation online at this link.  It is really worth looking at, because they did a fair amount of research into the status of the urban chicken movement in Canada, as well as looking at the pros and cons involved.

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Please keep the Windsor urban chicken discussion going! We love to 'read your constructive comments.