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Farm Animals/Micro Livestock proposed for Eugene, Oregon

1940 Cartoon from Punch. An ‘animal’ helps the cause.

The purpose of these standards is to allow for increased opportunities for residential urban animal keeping and farming within the city limits, while encouraging compatibility within the urban environment.

City Council Public Hearing:
Tuesday January 22, 2013

The City of Eugene is considering changing some of the rules related to farm animals inside the city limits. The proposed changes to the land use code will help increase opportunities for urban farming in Eugene. These changes also support several goals outlined in city plans like Envision Eugene, the City’s Climate and Energy Action Plan and the City’s Food Security Scoping and Resource Plan. The aim is to increase the number of farm animals allowed in an urban setting and protect neighborhood livability.

The proposed changes must be reviewed and approved by both the City Planning Commission and the City Council. The Planning Commission held a public hearing in December, and voted on a recommendation to forward to City Council.

City page here.

Planning Commission Recommendation for Urban Animal Keeping January 4, 2013. See their recommendations here.