Finnigan, who is Manager and not a Board member, was relaying their policy as of November 2011, which was the last time this issue was discussed. "We've been down that road before,and rather recently," observed Chairman John N. Diacogiannis. But he told Zinelli that she is welcome to make a presentation at a meeting in September.
She made clear that she wants more than a special exception. She wants the animal husbandry ban changed.
The increasing popularity of urban chickens has extended into some major metropolitan areas like New York City, Portland and Seattle. But to some, backyard chickens are for the birds. Among the concerns raised are odors, unwanted predators, declining property values, noise and disease.