Chattanooga City Council members voted today to approve the first reading of an amended animal permit ordinance that would allow urban chickens to be kept in single family dwellings in Chattanooga.
However, per the passed ordinance, residents can only keep chickens if all neighbors who share property lines with them sign off on the initial application.
Council members Jerry Mitchell, Chip Henderson, Russell Gilbert, Moses Freeman, Chris Anderson and Yusuf Hakeem voted to approve the ordinance.
Council members Ken Smith, Larry Grohn and Carol Berz voted against it.
Read more in Wednesday's Times Free Press.
Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...