Maybe you’ve heard about a movement in Eau Claire to change city ordinances so they allow people to keep chickens in their backyard. It’s spearheaded by a group called ECLUCK (Eau Claire Leaders for Urban Chicken Keeping, Facebook page) which includes residents of the Eastside Hill Neighborhood. Public comment on the issue is part of the City Council agenda for its Monday, April 26 meeting.
From the City Manager’s Office:
Attached is a draft ordinance to create Chapter 6.17, entitled “Chickens.” The purpose of the ordinance is to outline conditions under which city residents may safely keep and maintain a limited number of chickens within the city of Eau Claire.
The first reading of the ordinance will be at the City Council meeting of April 13. Public comment will be on the Council agenda for Monday, April 26, and Council legislative consideration will be on the agenda Tuesday, April 27.
The draft ordinance will be posted on the website shortly.
If you have questions regarding the proposed ordinance, please contact Assistant City Attorney Steve Bohrer at 715-839-6006.
City Manager’s Office
Just wanted to pass that along in case you feel strongly one way or the other!