City of Yreka Chickens in the Backyard, Measure M (June 2012)

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A City of Yreka Chickens in the Backyard, Measure M ballot question was on the June 5, 2012 ballot for voters in the City of Yreka in Siskiyou County, where it was approved.

The approval of Measure M means that the keeping of backyard chickens is now allowed in the City of Yreka.

Prior to the approval of Measure M, only those property owners with 5 acre parcels or greater were allowed to have chickens within the city limits, subject to a use permit. Measure M changed that so that owners of any parcels zoned RA, R-1 or R-2 can have backyard chickens, regardless of the size of the parcel and without having to obtain a specific use permit for the chickens.

Election results

Measure M
Approveda Yes 891 51.15%
These final election results are from the Siskiyou County elections office.

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Measure M: Shall an ordinance be adopted to allow the keeping of backyard chickens in the City of Yreka?[1]

Path to the ballot

On December 15, 2011, the City Council of the City of Yreka adopted Resolution Number 2943. This resolution authorized placing Measure M on the ballot.[2]

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  1. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  2. City of Yreka, "Press Release on the Hen Measure," December 22, 2011

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