published Monday, May 13th, 2013

Chattanooga Animal Control Board mulling chicken ordinance

Should people be allowed to raise chickens in the city?

The Chattanooga Animal Control Board has until next month to complete a comprehensive animal ordinance, which will include rules for keeping chickens inside the city limits.

Board Chairman Mike Mallen said today he expected to have a “complete package” before the city council by June 25, so the council could review and decide on the ordinance by July 2.

The animal board is only drafting the ordinance and does not have the authority to pass laws. The City Council will ultimately decide what the ordinance includes and if it’s adopted.

For more, read Tuesday’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.

about Louie Brogdon...

Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...

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