Danielle Rawls just finished "A Case for Chesapeake Hens." I cannot wait to send it to the Planning Commission. I know I am biased, but I can't see how the Commission can NOT make a positive recommendation for us once they've read this beautiful and well-written document. Danielle, thank you for all the hard work you've put in on this project. Let's hope the pen conquers the nay-sayers!
**Update for Wednesday, October 10, 2012: The Planning Commission voted against changes to the law regarding laying hens? Why? We may never know! It was a split decision, but the Commissioners who voted against it will not give us specifics regarding their reasons. Click here for more details regarding this effort. There's even a link to watch a video of the meeting.
This matter comes back to City Council on November 20. Our group plans to be there!
**Update for Saturday, October 20: Our group has revised "A Case..." in response to input from the Staff Report and the Planning Department. Our newly-revised document is available publicly, and the old link no longer works.
Update: On November 20, Chesapeake City Council voted 6-3 to allow hens with certain restriction in residential areas.