Apr 20, 2021 - News
Des Moines reconsiders ban on urban roosters after noise complaints
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Des Moines is resurrecting an effort to ban urban roosters because of ongoing noise complaints.

Flashback: An effort in 2018 was derailed by urban farmers who packed City Hall to speak in favor of their feathered friends.

  • Council members agreed to relaunch the effort Monday. A formal proposal is expected in coming weeks.

"It was the voices of the minority [in 2018] because I can tell you that the residents that live in Ward 2 that I hear from are real tired of hearing roosters day and night," Councilperson Linda Westergaard said during a council workshop.

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