8:30 a.m., Sept. 17
Santee Considers Backyard Chickens
On Wednesday, members of Santee's city council will ask city staff to come up with new regulations that would allow chickens to run free on residential properties.
The discussion was first broached by Mayor Randy Voepel during a June 8 council meeting. However during that meeting, Voepel was unable to drum up support from his colleagues.
Now, one month later, Santee city councilmember Jack Dale has decided to join the Mayor and the flock of residents looking to add chickens to residential zoning codes.
Dale proposes staff to come up with an ordinance that regulates chicken keeping. Potential regulations may include restricting the number of chickens, prohibiting roosters from joining the roost, confining the chickens to backyards, and keeping them from nearby residential property lines.