Below is a summary of what is due to occur at this week's Council meeting. Santee Patch regularly reports on Council meetings, so check back on Thursday for the lowdown on the meeting.
The next begins Wed., August 10, 2011:
• Allocation of $3,744 in donations from the to be used towards a drinking fountain at the .
• Councilman Jack Dale has decided to bring back the topic of keeping chickens within the city limits. This is the second time in two months the council will discuss the matter, and a stark turn around for Dale.
At the , brought the issue to the council, which voted 2-2 against delving further into the idea of changing . Dale was one of those no votes, but has since had a change of heart.
"Since then [the June 8 meeting] I have been learning more about chicken-keeping and what other cities are doing to permit chickens," he said.
Santee resident continued to put pressure on the subject with a , a Legalize Chickens in Santee Facebook page and . It is unclear if these measures influenced Councilman Dale in his decision to revisit the matter.
Dale is asking the city council to vote for staff to come back with recommendations for more open chicken approved zoning in the city.
• John Minto will present the semi-annual report.
If you want to publicly comment on any topic, fill out a speaker slip at the beginning of the meeting.
For more detailed information see the full council agenda in the media box or download here.