Michael Guidice and other local urban chicken activists have been trying to get the Albany Common Council to change local ordinances that ban backyard chickens. Most recently they appeared before a code enforcement committee to speak in favor of the proposal and were met with many questions, concerns, and political folly. Which came first the chicken or the unnecessary backyard squabble?
In the end the results were close, forcing the proposal to go to vote with the full council at a later date.
Here is a video featuring Michael speaking a little bit about his efforts:
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