Urban Farming Now Legal In Flagstaff

By Elisha Dorfsmith

Frequent readers of my blog know that I have long advocated for changes to existing City laws that discourage urban farming and keeping animals for food in Flagstaff.

Flagstaff Liberty Alliance and other groups I work with have put forward ordinances and resolutions and creative solutions but we have always faced a lot of opposition from various  groups in town and from some council members.

This year things were different and supporters of urban farming finally succeeded with the Flagstaff City Council approving very positive changes to the animal keeping part of the City Code by a 7-0 vote.

These changes go above and beyond anything we ever hoped for and even include the legalization of small animal slaughter and beekeeping.

Today these changes are highlighted in an excellent article in the Daily Sun which is linked below.

Thanks to everyone who got involved to make this happen and special thanks to Councilmember Jeff Oravits for being the driving force on council to get these changes approved!

You can read the Daily Sun article here:

http://azdailysun.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/fresh-flag-food/article_e22d3bc9-b24c-5f74-88d3-954fa3f8e39d.html

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