Denise Rinne, Sartell
I have read several articles concerning the “pet chickens” and Sartell’s ordinance. I applaud the City Council for being patient with the Siemens family and hearing their concerns at the Open Forum. I have to question the reasoning of the continued time and effort to change the ordinance when clearly the City Council has said no.
Since when does the answer “No” mean “let’s try again?” Honestly I believe it sets a bad example and a lesson to learn. Sometimes “No” is “No.” It’s not “let’s try something else to change their mind?” “how about we get statistics and opinions from other city’s to change their minds,” “There has to be another way, let’s try again” and “again” etc…
At some point accept what you can’t change and move on. It’s like a parent saying no to a child and the child keeps trying to get their way. Sometimes no has to mean no and leave it at that. What kind of example is this setting for others? No means No.