Author Archive for Douglas Hoffer

Urban Chickens

Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Category: Public | 2 Comments »

There is a growing phenomenon in the area of municipal law: urban chicken zoning ordinances.  Communities all across the country now permit chickens in residential zoning districts, including at least ... Read more »

Ending Agricultural Use Assessment Abuse

Monday, February 4th, 2013
Category: Public, Tax Law, Wisconsin Law & Legal System | 6 Comments »

Agriculture is one of Wisconsin’s most important industries, and various state laws are intended to protect existing farms from urban encroachment. For example, Wisconsin, like many other states, assesses agricultural ... Read more »