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for Independent Weekly Vol. 24 Issue 44, October 2007
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Raleigh Planning Director Mitch Silver is helping develop a comprehensive plan for the city which will manage growth and incorporate a rail and bus system. City leaders are intent on changing development patterns from suburban to urban and designing specific transit corridors in the denser urban areas where residents can walk and bike. The city has a chance to end the sprawl and change course for development with the new plan. Details and development of the plan are covered.
Chapel Hill is revisiting its town ordinances regulating the raising of chickens within its town limits. Urban chicken farming has increased in recent years as many people are aiming to get closer to their food and are fed up with the industrial food system. Many also keep flocks for health, environmental, humane, and educational reasons. Chapel Hill and Carrboro residents talk about the benefits of raising chickens and the problems they have faced trying to do so in city limits.