So often it’s this way.
One of the biggest civic controversies this year in Oregon’s second-largest city and a largish metro center – Salem – has been chickens. Specifically, whether people living in city limits could keep them.
Yeah, I know – if that’s all they’ve got to worry about … but there’s another point to be had.
Traditionally, keeping chickens in Salem generally was illegal under city code, not that it was completely unknown. A fairly modest loosening of the code was proposed last fall, and the hearings and headline writers both have been well-occupied since.
So. Since the turn of the year, it’s OK top keep a few chickens in your back yard in Salem. And how many chicken permits in this city of 140,000 or so have gone out?Share on Facebook