Sure, that headline is a lot to take in all at once, but it really does say it all. In this day and age, lots of folks would love to skip the supermarket and raise a few chickens in the back yard so they can save a few bucks on eggs. Also, we love to take food home with us. So is banning styrofoam a good idea?

Plus, they'd know where the eggs came from, what the chickens ate, all that good stuff. 20+ years ago, not one single person I knew gave one hoot about raising their own chickens. On the other hand, when I was young, I would've thought that was awesome.

So it's not surprise, that today's parental generation wants to raise chickens in their back yard. On the other hand, being a neighbor to a pet rooster in the middle of Little City, sounds like it could just be for the birds!

The city has also been asked many times why we're not following suit like many southern Maine towns, and banning the use of polystyrene, according to the Bangor Daily News. It's non-biodegradable, and takes up a lot of space in landfills. It also takes up a lot of space in your trash, in general.

However, as a former restaurant owner, I know that styrofoam is the 100% cheapest option for sending food out the door. So to ban it, will take away from the bottom line of every food service establishment that uses it.

At any rate, the city wants to know your opinion, and is having a workshop tomorrow, February 26th, at 5:15p.m. at City Hall to discuss these two subjects. Depending on the outcome of this workshop, the city council will then decide whether to officially take up these two subjects.

Your opinion definitely matters, and that is specifically why this workshop is taking place. So if you feel strongly about either, or both, of the particular topics, your voice will be heard!

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