Broomfield Back Yard Chicken Ordinance, Question 2A (November 2013)

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A Broomfield Back Yard Chicken Ordinance, Question 2A ballot question was on the November 5, 2013, election ballot for voters in the consolidated city and county of Broomfield, which is in Colorado. It was approved, according to the current unofficial voter count.[1]

Election results

Ballotpedia is unofficially calling this measure approved. Below are the election results as of 11:12 pm with ballots counted for 54.42% of registered voters in the county.

Broomfield Question 300
Approveda Yes 9,885 52.87%
These results are from the Broomfield City and County elections office (dead link).

Text of measure

Ballot language

The question on the ballot:

Question 2A: Proposed Backyard Chicken Ordinance No. 1965. This is a livestock ordinance that allows chickens in single family residential areas, absent specific zoning provisions, subject to the following restrictions: no more than five chickens per residential lot, roosters are prohibited, chickens must be contained within a coop and enclosure, chickens may not be kept in a front year, coops and enclosures must be set back a minimum of ten feet from the property line, and outside slaughtering is prohibited. Building permits are required for coops and enclosures six feet or greater in height or coops greater than thirty-two square feet. A license from the City and County of Broomfield Department of Community Development is required. Covenant-controlled communities may further restrict or prohibit backyard chickens. The ordinance establishes penalties for violations in accordance with the chapter 1-12 of the Broomfield Municipal code.[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Broomfield County November 5, 2013 sample ballot
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.