City of Yreka Chickens in the Backyard, Measure M (June 2012)
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.
- 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?|
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.
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- City of Yreka, "Press Release on the Hen Measure," December 22, 2011