BOC Speeches

The Backyard Chickens Alliance has taken it’s case to the Cobb Board of Commissioners on many occasions. The following videos highlight those speeches:

August 24, 2011

September 27, 2011

October 11, 2011

October 25, 2011

November 22, 2011

May 22, 2012

“For the first time in months, the public comment portion of the meeting included remarks from Joseph Pond, who has battled through courts and commission meetings trying to allow for backyard chickens to be kept at homes on property of less than two acres. He said Tuesday that rules on backyard chickens should be set by homeowners associations, for those who chose to live in a neighborhood that has one, not by the county.

“Cobb County has 700,000 people, it is not possible for some countywide zoning ordinance to respect the rights of 700,000 people. Neighborhood associations can,” he said. “Cobb County has become much too big for micromanagement by the local government.” ”

July 24, 2012

August 28, 2012

September 25, 2012