August 8, 2008 - There will be a story about our issue in the Raleigh News and Observer, North Raleigh Section. I have no idea what photographs will be included, but there was a photographer sent to get some pictures. Mitzi and I talked for quite a while with both the photographer and the reporter, so hopefully there will be a positive reaction to this story.
August 9, 2008 - We will be at the Wake Forest Farmer's Market again with one of the CatawbaCoops and a few feathered friends. If you're in the area, please stop by and say "hello"! If you haven't done so already, please sign our petition! We will have some information available if you have questions, and hopefully we will be able to dispel any myths you may have heard about backyard chickens.
I have contacted the town clerk, and written the necessary letter asking to be included on the agenda for the Town Commissioner's Meeting on August 19th. I included a packet of information to be distributed to each commissioner which includes information on other towns and city's ordinances, proposed amendments to our existing ordinance, and a FAQ page. I hope this will allow our commissioners to be properly informed before I make the presentation to them on the 19th.
As always, if you have specific questions or comments about backyard chickens, please feel free to leave them here or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to answer your comments and questions completely and quickly.