Wyoming Liberty Group
The Cheyenne City Council’s decision about allowing a retail liquor license owner to sell his license to Cheyenne’s Sam’s Club is about more than liquor policy. It is really a referendum on whether Cheyenne is open to business. Perhaps not. The Council Finance Committee recommends that the Council block the sale. This is a signal to investors that the City is willing to flex its muscle to protect favored locals at the expense of outside investors.
Reestablishing chickens in urban backyards has become something of an American trend in recent years. Wyoming cities are no different. Both Casper (2015) and Laramie (2014) adopted ordinances allowing residents to keep chickens, among other animals, in recent years. The Cheyenne City Council has now adopted its own urban chicken ordinance. If other Wyoming cities and towns plan to follow suit, their governing bodies need to focus on creating a balance between protecting private property rights and expanding individual freedoms.