Chicken Committee Member Quits in Frustration, Still Opposes Backyard Birds
It wasn't a plum committee assignment in the first place. But that's not why La Crosse city council member Marilyn Wigdahl recently resigned from her spot on the city's chicken ordinance committee. Wigdahl says she was frustrated that other members were backing off their resistance to allowing backyard chickens in the city. Wigdahl has remained steadfastly opposed to chickens and says that most of her constituents appear to agree to that resistance. Wigdahl says the chickens will be vectors for disease, will cause vermin problems and will likely negatively affect home values in the city.