St. Joseph City Chicken Ordinance (November 2011)
This measure was defeated
- YES 349 (37.7%)
- NO 575 (62.3%)
This measure sought to allow residents to keep up to four chickens on their property, with consent of their neighbors. This measure was brought to the ballot by a successful petition drive by a 13 year old resident of the city.
Text of measure
The question on the ballot:
|The proposed Ordinance would: Repeal Chapter 7, Section 7-2 of the City of St. Joseph Code of Ordinances and replace it. Establish regulations for the keeping of chickens. Permit up to four (4) chickens to be kept on a property within the City of St. Joseph. Require permission of the adjacent neighbors in residential districts. Should this proposal be adopted?|
- Berrien County Elections, Current Election Results (dead link)
- WKZO News Radio, "St. Joseph Teenager's 4 Chicken Petition to go to Voters in November," August 23, 2011
- Berien County Elections, November Proposal List (dead link)
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.