The Ogden City Council will hold a fact finding work session at 6:00 p.m. on August 29th to gather information regarding the benefits and challenges of allowing urban chickens in Ogden’s residential neighborhoods.
Six groups have been invited to make presentations based on their areas of expertise. Residents will also each have three minutes to provide feedback. The Council encourages those of all perspectives to attend the meeting to share their thoughts on the issue.
This is an opportunity for the Council to gather facts and determine whether there is interest in pursuing a change to the current ordinance. No action will be taken during this meeting.
Chickens are not currently permitted in Ogden, with the very limited exception of legally nonconforming parcels, meaning that chickens have been kept on the land continuously since before zoning ordinances were changed to no longer allow chickens.
Both the Council and the Planning Commission considered the issue in 2009 and 2010, with input from the public received each time. It was discussed again in 2012.
The Council is currently seeking input from residents on the issue. A poll is currently being conducted on Facebook and the Council’s website. Residents may also provide their feedback by phone: (801) 629-8153, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, and during the August 29th meeting.
For additional information, please contact Ogden City Council Policy Analyst Amy Mabey, email@example.com; 801-629-8153.