Auburn resident Jessica Lance is not going to let a decision by the Auburn City Council deter her efforts to get backyard chickens legal.

Despite Monday evening’s vote, 5-3, against having the city attorney look into revising a livestock ordinance, Lance said Tuesday she plans on contacting the Sangamon County Board of Elections and go door to door, seeking the opinions of Auburn voters.

“A signature on a petition holds more validity than people in the Council chambers,” she said.

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