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Cleveland one step closer to chickens and bees

Marc Lefkowitz  |  11/14/08 @ 4:31pm

"Hopefully, this is one in a long line of laws to promote sustainability in the city," Cleveland Planning Commission chair Tony Coyne remarked as the seven member advisory body to city council unanimously agreed today that rules for tending chickens, goats, bees and livestock in the city should move forward. The ordinance now goes to city council who will decide if farm animals can be kept in backyards, businesses and vacant properties.

The meeting turned out dozens of residents and urban farmers who had constructive ideas to improve the ordinance, but also praise for its progressive thinking around promoting a local food economy. Read more.

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