05/26/2015 01:39 EDT | Updated 05/26/2016 05:59 EDT

Mayor says he supports girl's idea to have goats in Saanich, B.C., backyards

SAANICH, B.C. - An 11-year old girl's bid to have miniature goats permitted in a Vancouver Island community's backyards appears to be moving forward at the mayor's office.

Jillian McCue of Sannich, B.C., made a presentation to council on Monday night.

She says she will need to present her ideas to three committees.

Mayor Richard Atwell says he would have preferred to bypass that process and have the proposal considered directly by council.

Atwell says he supports Jillian and doesn't think the committee process is necessary.

He says the matter is expected to be back before council before July. (CFAX)