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File #: 230502    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/8/2023 In control: Council
On agenda: 6/15/2023 Final action: 6/15/2023
Title: Sponsor: Councilmember Andrea Bough Amending Chapter 14, Code or Ordinances, by repealing Section 14-14, Special exceptions from distance requirements for keeping of livestock, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter, allowing the director of neighborhood services to issue thirty-day, special exception periods for Section 14-12's prohibitions on both keeping livestock within 200 feet of a building used by human beings, and keeping more than two such animals beyond such distance; reducing the Contingent Appropriation by $1,000.00 in the General Fund; appropriating that amount in the General Fund for the purpose of educating the public about the ordinance and benefits of livestock agricultural maintenance; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.
Sponsors: Eric Bunch, Andrea Bough
Attachments: 1. 230502 Docket Memo, 2. 230502 Approp sheet, 3. 230502com, 4. 230502 cs to org ord-com, 5. 230502.Authenticated Ordinance C.S.
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[COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR] ORDINANCE NO. 230502

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Sponsor: Councilmember Andrea Bough

Amending Chapter 14, Code or Ordinances, by repealing Section 14-14, Special exceptions from distance requirements for keeping of livestock, and enacting in lieu thereof a new section of like number and subject matter, allowing the director of neighborhood services to issue thirty-day, special exception periods for Section 14-12's prohibitions on both keeping livestock within 200 feet of a building used by human beings, and keeping more than two such animals beyond such distance; reducing the Contingent Appropriation by $1,000.00 in the General Fund; appropriating that amount in the General Fund for the purpose of educating the public about the ordinance and benefits of livestock agricultural maintenance; designating requisitioning authority; and recognizing this ordinance as having an accelerated effective date.

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WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 14-12, the City Code provides restrictions for the keeping of livestock and wild animals; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 14-14, special exceptions may only be granted by appeal to the Property Maintenance Appeals Board; and

WHEREAS, the City seeks to allow such special exceptions by allowing applications to be submitted preemptively rather than as an appeal; and

WHEREAS, the City recognizes that livestock may be used for an environmentally-friendly means of vegetation management and brush clearing and seeks to provide the opportunity for an application for special exceptions to Section 14-12 be submitted for those purposes; and

WHEREAS, the City acknowledges the importance of regulating the keeping livestock and protecting human health, and has retained those restrictions in the amended Section 14-14 language; and

WHEREAS, the proposed amendment to Section 14-14 limits the time period of special exceptions to periods of thirty (30) days and grants the Director of Ne...

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