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Please help make backyard chicken raising legal in Chandler!

Some friends and I are on the city council's agenda for a study session the 13th of August at 7p.m. Come one, come all to help support this cause!

Anyone who wants 3 minutes to speak gets 3 minutes, or you can even get added to the agenda yourself; make a quick call to the city clerk at 480-782-2180. The latter is only for Chandler city residents, presumably. Otherwise anyone who wants to show support should come.

Is there anyone in the healthcare profession that could dispel the fear of backyard chickens leading to bird flu and such? This is a void we need filled...

We plan to meet at a friends' place at 6 o'clock that evening to plan strategy; any and all are welcome to join. If you can attend, I'll send you the address directly.

as for Chandler City Hall's location:

Thanks, and I hope to see you there.

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Unbeknownst to me, the city clerk passed the video along to the mayor and councilmembers. I got an email from a gentleman on the council today thanking me for sharing it!

That's neat!  So wonderful to meet those who attended the meeting last night.  I'm looking forward to helping out in whatever way is needed in the future!

I'm so glad you made it, Nikki. It was great to meet both you and Mike. I'll keep you in the coop ;) about future meetings.

Wow!  My daughter will be happy.

UPDATE! The address I gave you before is correct for Chandler's City Hall (which BTW is a LEED building, utilizes greywater, etc), but here are more specific directions to get to the council chambers. It is across a courtyard from the main building; the specific location is:,+Chandler,+AZ...

There is plenty of free parking in the area.

Upon arrival, if you are an unscheduled speaker (which is totally fine/allowed), you will fill out a simple form to get a 3 minute slot to speak. When you fill out this form, you need to put #5 in the line about the scheduled speaker you are accompanying. I will be there greeting people and helping with this. Go to my page to get a glimpse of what I look like...

I hope many of you can make the meeting, and again, we are also gathering at 6 o'clock at Joe and Sheila's to get organized prior to going to City Hall. I can send people their address as needed.....

Thanks for all your support and help!

How did it go?

It went well. Unfortunately we were unable to show the video. They couldn't use YouTube, as we talked about, but also couldn't use Dropbox. I got a voicemail at 5:08 p.m. asking if I could bring a "hardcopy". Drew had already put it on a thumb drive, but we couldn't make it by when they needed it; had they asked earlier in the day...

Otherwise, this is what I posted a bit ago in another thread:

There is not too much to update on right now; it is a looong process. Several of us showed our support and spoke last night, and there is forward momentum. The next steps are to continue bringing this to the forefront (I'll keep you posted on future meetings) and getting the 2 gentleman charged with the city's internal efforts together with experts and hopefully getting them out to some coops. I have extended an invitation to make both of those things happen....

Thanks for checking in, Becky. I'll let you know if any Chandler city official wants to take you up on a coop tour!

No significant update, unfortunately, but here is an article that appeared online and in print in the AZ Republic the other day. I hear it got picked up by a couple non-local syndicates! Crazy.

news article about chickens in Chandler

City Council is voting on this TONIGHT! We narrowly made it though the Planning and Zoning Commission, and I hear on all fronts that people PRESENT and SUPPORTING this could sway the vote! Come on down to Chandler City Hall tonight for a 7 o'clock meeting. You can sign a card simply stating you are in favor, or on the same card check that you'd like to speak.

Please spread the word to friends and family that live in Chandler. We need as much support as we can get! Hope to see you there....

Top right of this page shows the location of Council Chambers.


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