It’s not like we’re in the middle of the most exciting political cycle in a generation or anything because the Times‘ Bay Buzz offers a riveting post on its local political blog about chickens roosting in Safety Harbor. Oh, the intrigue:
In a 5-0 decision Monday night, the Safety Harbor City Commission rejected a proposed city law that would have allowed residents to have chickens as pets.
“The thought of one of my neighbors getting chickens …,” said Commissioner Mary Lynda Williams. “Having either the odor or the clucking. … I could not, in all honesty, be in favor of this.”
Mayor Andy Steingold agreed and said that it would pit neighbors against one another. Also, he said he hasn’t been “bombarded” by residents wanting to have chickens as pets.
“What would be next?” Steingold asked. “You can keep one cow on your property, then you can have organic milk?”
And that’s not the only harrowing story being told on the Bay Buzz, there is also the groundbreaking coverage about the affordable housing supply increasing in Tarpon Springs, Charlie Miranda recovering from surgery and not the first, but the second story about Pinellas County Commissioners un-friending each other on Facebook.
If I haven’t said it before, thank you Bay Buzzers for the market share you have abandoned to SaintPetersBlog.com.