Hens in DP_AS 001

By Andrea Swayne

The city of Dana Point issued a Notice of Public Hearing for the April 7 City Council meeting to discuss a proposal to amend the Zoning Ordinance and Municipal Code to allow the keeping of chickens in all single-family residential districts.

Approval would require a Zone Text Amendment and a De Minimis Local Coastal Program Amendment. A LCPA is required for amending the city’s Zoning Ordinance and Municipal Code because the proposed change affects properties within the Coastal Overlay District and is “de minimis” because it. proposes no change to land, water or any other allowable use of the properties. According to city staff, if approved, chickens would be considered an “accessory use” to parcels zoned as single-family residential.

An environmental review has been conducted on the proposal and the city intends to adopt a Negative Declaration, the notice said.

The meeting is set for Tuesday, April 7, 6 p.m. in City Hall Council Chambers at 33282 Golden Lantern.

Those wishing to comment will be given an opportunity to speak at the meeting. Comments may also be sent to the city in writing, addressed to: Attn. City Clerk, 33282 Golden Lantern, Suite 203, Dana Point, CA 92629. Written comments should reference the hearing title, “Zone Text Amendment ZTA14-0001; De Minimis Local Coastal Program Amendment LCPA14-001,” and include the hearing date.

For more information, contact the City Clerk at 949.248.3505.

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  • Not to be a wet hen but don’t chickens attract coyotes, they’re already picking off our cats and small dogs, chickens would be very attractive to coyotes – like Sunday dinner.

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