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Nevada City to look at backyard chickens

Backyard chicken coops are on their way to approval in Grass Valley. Now Nevada City may be hatching a similar plan.

City councilmembers will be discussing chickens at their regular meeting 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at City Hall, 317 Broad St., in Nevada City.

Grass Valley is expected to pass an ordinance allowing up to four chickens – and no roosters – in backyards within the city limits.

Also on the agenda for Wednesday:

• The city may abandon a portion of Main Street between Washington and Court streets – part of the area under consideration for a new downtown courthouse. Councilmembers will consider a resolution that would authorize the future abandonment.

• Potential funding to construct a solar farm at the Old Nevada City Airport is in the works. City Manager Gene Albaugh will report on the possible grant.

• City intern Jonathan Lehmer will report on possible locations for bike racks and benches downtown. He will also report on crosswalks that may need to be enhanced or added to improve walkability.

To download a copy of the agenda, visit and click on this story.

To contact Staff Writer Michelle Rindels, e-mail or call (530) 477-4247.

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