City of Yreka Chickens in the Backyard, Measure M (June 2012)
If Measure M is approved by the city's voters, the keeping of backyard chickens will henceforward be allowed.
Right now, only those property owners with 5 acre parcels or greater are allowed to have chickens within the city limits, subject to a use permit. Measure M would change that so that owners of any parcels zoned RA, R-1 or R-2 could have backyard chickens, regardless of the size of the parcel and without having to obtain a specific use permit for the chickens.
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 authorizing placing Measure M on the ballot.