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Urban Agriculture Initiative stirs up some noise in San Diego

SAN DIEGO -- With District Three Councilmember Todd Gloria’s Urban Agriculture Initiative now in effect, allowing Uptown residents to raise certain farm animals in their backyards, some residents are concerned over the potential increase in noise.

The new initiative allows single-family homes to keep and maintain beehives, a chicken coop with up to five chickens but no roosters, and a shed with up to two miniature goats, provided City regulations for animal care are followed.

City regulations state a chicken coop must be located at least five feet from side property lines and 13 feet from the rear property line. Mini goats must be dehorned, kept in a shed that is easily accessed and cleaned by owners, and male goats must be neutered. Each shed must provide a minimum of five square feet of space per goat.

Read the full story in San Diego Uptown News, a SDGLN media partner, HERE.