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America Against Breed Specific Legislation

Recent and Upcoming Alerts!

~ Victories ~

Lees Summit, Missouri
Tullahoma, Tennessee
Nampa, Idaho
Milford, Michigan

All these cities decided against BSL in favor of
generic dangerous dog laws with greater OWNER accountability

~ New Proposed BSL ~

Chillicoth, Missouri
Next city council meeting December 21, 2006
Proposal link

D. John Edwards, City Administrator 1-888-756-0990

Scott Washburn City Attorney, cityatty@chillicothecity.org

To email Mayor and city council members, please send info to the City Clerk
Roze Frampton and ask that your information be passed along to
the Mayor and Councilmembers.

City of Chillicothe
715 Washington Chillicothe, MO 64601
660 646 1877 FAX: 660 646 6811

Mayor Todd Rodenberg 660-646-2267 Cell: 660-707-2807  FAX: 660-646-6811

(Council meetings are held on the 2nd and last Monday of each month)
Councilman-At-Large Chuck Haney   646-1868 (home) 707-1820 (work)
1st Ward Earle S. Teegarden, Jr.  646-1858 (home) 
2nd Ward Lonnie Sewell 646-2545 (home) 646-2260 (work)  
3rd Ward Tom Douglas 646-0704 (home) 646-0854 (work)
4th Ward Pam Jarding 646-6304 (home) 646-6939 (work)

Peculiar, Missouri 


Here is a summary overview of the ordinance --
The proposed ordinance makes the following "breeds" dangerous:
Pit bulls
Pit bull mixes
Fila Brasileiros
*Carry $25,000 in liability insurance on the dog
*Display a "Dangerous Dog" sign on the premises
*Spay/neuter the dog
*Only keep one dog from the above list
*Keep the dog inside a locked enclosure when outside
*Muzzle the dog for walks
*Permit Animal Control to inspect the home and property annually
*Pay an additional $50 a year.

Mayor Ted Turner
E-Mail: pecmayor@casstel.net or tturn@netzero.net

Homer Dunsworth, South Ward Alderman
E-Mail: hdunsworth@cityofpeculiar.com

Steve Smith, South Ward Alderman

Holly Stark, North Ward Alderman,
Planning Commission Liaison

Pat Roberts, West Ward Alderman
E-Mail: pkroberts3@comcast.net or proberts@cityofpeculiar.net

Jim Antonides, North Ward Alderman, Park Board Liaison
E-Mail:peculiarboa@comcast.net or jantonides@cityofpeculiar.com

Mark Wansing, West Ward Alderman, Mayor Pro-Tem, Police Commissioner

City Clerk
City of Peculiar
600 Schug Avenue Peculiar, MO, 64078
pecmayor@casstel.net, hdunsworth@cityofpeculiar.com, timeoff@hotmail.com,
dstark9202@casstel.net, pkroberts3@comcast.net,
peculiarboa@comcast.net, mwansing@cityofpeculiar.com,

Senath, Missouri

January 8th is next Council meeting
(573) 738-2346 
The fax number for the City is 573-738-3201

Senath Mayor
(573) 738-2833
301 W Commercial St
Senath, MO

The board of aldermen met Monday night to hear from its attorney,
Johnny Dalton and his definition of a dangerous dog, in the city's
effort to unleash a vicious dog ordinance.
Over the past couple of months the board has had numerous complaints
from residents regarding pit bulls and other dangerous dogs within the city.

Dalton prepared an ordinance for the council's review which includes the
definition of a dangerous dog.......

* Any dog which, according to the records of the appropriate authority,
has inflicted severe injury on a human being without provocation on public
or private property.
* Any dog which, according to the records of the appropriate authority,
has killed a domestic animal without provocation while off the owner's property.
* Any dog owned or harbored primarily or in part for the purposes of dog
fighting or any dog trained for fighting.
* Any dog, not owned by a governmental or law enforcement unit, used
primarily to guard public or private property.
* Any dog with a known propensity, tendency or disposition to attack
unprovoked, to cause injury, or to otherwise threaten the safety of human
beings or domestic animals.
* Any dog which, when unprovoked, chases or approaches a person upon the
streets, sidewalks, or any public or private property in a menacing fashion
or apparent attitude of attack.
* Or, any pit bull dog, being defined to mean:
- The bull terrier breed of dog, the Staffordshire bull terrier breed of dog,
the American pit bull terrier breed of dog, the American Staffordshire terrier
breed of dog, or any dogs of mixed breed or other breeds than above listed
which breed or mixed breed is known as pit bulls, pit bull dogs or pit bull
terrier, or any dog which has the appearance and characteristics of being
predominantly of the breeds of bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier,
or the American pit bull."
The council decided to take a copy of the prepared ordinance home to look
over and voted to act on the decision to pass said ordinance at next
month's meeting.

~ Pending BSL ~

Arkansas, Crossett

Next city council meeting December 18, 2006

The city council discussed a proposed ordinance to ban pit bulls at
last meeting on Monday December 11 2006

Mayor's Office
201 Main Street
Crossett, AR

Mayor's Secretary
City Hall
Post Office Box 338
Crossett, Arkansas 71635

Colorado, Englewood 
A proposed ordinance is tentatively scheduled to be considered on first
reading at the Council Meeting on Monday, January 8, 2007. A public
hearing on the issue is tentatively scheduled during the Council Meeting
on Monday, February 5. Both meetings will begin at 7:30 pm and will
take place in the 2nd Floor Council Chambers at the Englewood Civic Center
(1000 Englewood Parkway).

Olga Wolosyn, At Large  
Mayor Pro Tem
Jim Woodward, At Large

City Council
Laurett Barrentine, District 3
Bob McCaslin, At Large
John Moore, District 2
Wayne Oakley, District 4
Ray Tomasso, District 1

Send an e-mail to City Council (Webmaster will forward to all Council Members)

City Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Council Action from the most recentCity Council Meeting

Kansas, Lyons

Will resume "dog meetings" after the Holiday Season.

City Administrator(620) 257-3741 / 217 E. Avenue S
City Clerk(620) 257-2320 / 217 E. Avenue S
Contact City Hall: http://www.lyonsks.org/Contact.htm 

Mayor Clarence Moses
City Council
Pat Briggs
Charlotte Larsen
James Cowan
Chris Hass
Marion Latiolais
Joseph Cedeno
Bob McClure

Kansas, Scott City

Next council meeting is December 18, 2006

Scott City Hall
221 W. 5th
Scott City, Kansas 67871
Call: 620-872-5322 Fax: 620-872-3391
Email: scottcty@pld.com
Mayor Junior Strecker
Brenda K. Davis – City Clerk
Barb Wilkinson – Asst. Clerk City Attorney - 620-872-2161
John Shirley City and County Attorney

Council Members
Ward 1 Everett Green 620-812-2813 Jerry Buxton 620-872-3942
Ward 2 Terry Faurot 620-872-3109 Dan Goodman 620-872-3571
Ward 3 Dennis Stucky 620-872-5386 Jerry Snyder 620-872-5153
Ward 4 Steve Schmitt 620-872-3196 Fred Kuntzsch II 620-872-3458

Kentucky, Louisville

Next city council meeting is December 19, 2006

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE read some of the key details of the ordinance:

It is incredibly important to have a huge turn out at this meeting at 6:00 p.m.
3rd Floor Chambers at City Hall
601 W. Jefferson St.
Louisville, KY. 

The passage of this law will have a terrible impact on ALL Louisville pet owners

Louisville Metro Council Contact Information:
1. Leonard Watkins 502-574-1101 leonard.watkins@louisvilleky.gov
2. Barbara Shanklin 502-574-1102 barbara.shanklin@louisvilleky.gov
3. Mary Woolridge 502-574-1103mary.woolridge@louisvilleky.gov
4. David Tandy 502-574-1104 david.tandy@louisvilleky.gov
5. Cheri Hamilton 502-574-1105 cheri.hamilton@louisvilleky.gov
6. George Unseld 502-574-1106 george.unseld@louisvilleky.gov
7. Ken Fleming 502-574-1107ken.fleming@louisvilleky.gov
8. Tom Owen 502-574-1108 tom.owen@louisvilleky.gov
9. Tina Ward-Pugh 502-574-1109 tina.ward-pugh@louisvilleky.gov
10. Jim King 502-574-1110 jim.king@louisvilleky.gov
11. Kevin Kramer 502-574-1111 kevin.kramer@louisvilleky.gov
12. Rick Blackwell 502-574-1112 rick.blackwell@louisvilleky.gov
13. Vicki Welch 502-574-1113 vicki.welch@louisvilleky.gov
14. Bob Henderson 502-574-1114 bob.henderson@louisvilleky.gov
15. George Melton 502-574-1115 george.melton@louisvilleky.gov
16. Kelly Downard 502-574-1116 kelly.downard@louisvilleky.gov
17. Glen Stuckel 502-574-1117 glen.stuckel@louisvilleky.gov
18. Julie Raque Adams 502-574-1118 julie.adams@louisvilleky.gov
19. Hal Heiner 502-574-1119 hal.heiner@louisvilleky.gov
20. Stuart Benson 502-574-1120 stuart.benson@louisvilleky.gov
21. Dan Johnson 502-574-1121 dan.johnson@louisvilleky.gov
22. Robin Engel 502-574-1122 robin.engel@louisvilleky.gov
23. James Peden 502-574-1123 james.peden@louisvilleky.gov
24. Madonna Flood 502-574-1124 madonna.flood@louisvilleky.gov
25. Doug Hawkins 502-574-1125 doug.hawkins@louisvilleky.gov

26. Ellen Call 502-574-1126ellen.call@louisvilleky.gov

leonard.watkins@louisvilleky.gov, barbara.shanklin@louisvilleky.gov,
mary.woolridge@louisvilleky.gov, david.tandy@louisvilleky. gov,
cheri.hamilton@louisvilleky.gov, george.unseld@louisvilleky.gov,
ken.fleming@louisvilleky.gov, tom.owen@louisvilleky.gov,
tina.ward-pugh@louisvilleky.gov, jim.king@louisvilleky.gov,
kevin.kramer@louisvilleky. gov, rick.blackwell@louisvilleky. gov,
vicki.welch@louisvilleky. gov, bob.henderson@louisvilleky.gov, george.melton@louisvilleky.gov,
kelly.downard@louisvilleky.gov, glen.stuckel@louisvilleky.gov, julie.adams@louisvilleky.gov,
hal.heiner@louisvilleky.gov, stuart.benson@louisvilleky.gov,
dan.johnson@louisvilleky.gov, robin.engel@louisvilleky.gov,
james.peden@louisvilleky.gov, madonna.flood@louisvilleky.gov,
doug.hawkins@louisvilleky.gov, ellen.call@louisvilleky.gov

Massachusetts, Salem

Next city council meeting is January 11, 2007

City Hall 
120 Washington Street
(978) 745-9595

JASON SILVA, Chief Aide JSilva@Salem.com 
City Council
Leonard F. O'Leary,
Michael Sosnowski
Paul Prevey
Lucy Corchado
Arthur C. Sargent III
Joan B. Lovely
Matthew A. Veno
Arthur C. Sargent III
Thomas H. Furey
Mark E. Blair

Missouri, Warrensburg

Next council meeting February 2007

MayorDeborah Arwood

Chairman Pro TemDon Nipper

City Council
Charlie Rutt
Donna DeFrain
City Manager - Jeff Hancock

City Offices
102 S Holden
Warrensburg MO 64093
Voice: 660-747-9131 (VITTY)
FAX: 660-747-8927

New Jersey, Bridgeton

Next city council meeting December 19, 2006

**State law prohibits the passage of breed specific laws in New Jersey.

City council president, Nick Salvatore, wants a ban.
Councilmen Spence and Thompson and heading the Committee on this,
and they have not brought it up for formal reading yet.

Mayor James BegleyBridgetonmayor@njtown.net200
Council President Nicholas Salvatore Salvatorn@njtown.net 
Council Member William SpenceSpencew@njtown.net
Council Member Albert Kelly akelly@tricountycaa.org
Council Member Celeste Riley rileycm@verizon.net
Council Member Dennis ThompsonThompsonde@njtown.net
City Clerk Darlene Richmond  (856) 455-3230 ext. 226 richmondd@njtown.net
Arch Liston Business Administrator listona@njtown.net 
akelly@tricountycaa.org, rileycm@verizon.net,Thompsonde@njtown.net,

City council public meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of
each month at 6:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

North Carolina, Eden 

Next city council meeting December 19, 2006

We have been unsuccessful at getting ANY information from officials in Eden. 
Original reports were that officials planned on using Denver's ordinance
to model their own.  City clerk states pit bull ordiance will come up,
that's about as an "official" update that we've been able to get. 

The Mayor & City Council are assisted by the City Clerk
Mayor - John E. Grogan
Home (336) 623-8682
Mr. Wayne Tuggle Sr., Mayor Pro Tem
(336) 627-8022
Mrs. Donna Turner
(336) 627-7552
Mr. Bruce Nooe
(336) 627-4415
Mrs. Christine H. Myott
(336) 623-8336
Mr. Jerry Epps
(336) 627-0618
Mr. Darryl Carter
(336) 623-5809
Mr. C.H. Gover
(336) 635-1715
Mr. Thomas E. Medlin, Jr.-City Attorney(336) 627-4300
308 East Stadium Drive
Eden, North Carolina 27288
Phone (336) 623-2110 | Fax (336) 623-4041

Ohio, Cleveland

Next city council meeting December 18, 2006

Mayor Frank G. Jackson
Cleveland City Hall
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 202 Cleveland, Ohio 44114

Email or call the Mayor’s Action Center at 216-664-2900 with general questions,
comments or service requests.

http://www.clevelan dcitycouncil.org/ClevelandCityCouncil/CouncilDirectory/tabid/53/ Default.aspx

Council President:  Martin J. Sweeney
Majority Leader: Sabra Pierce Scott
Majority Whip: Kevin Kelley
City Clerk:  Emily Lipovan

Cleveland City Council

1 Nina Turner 216-664-4944 216-662-4300   
2 Robert J. White, III 216-664-4237 216-295-0847  
3 Zachary Reed 216-664-4945 216-921-9399  216-921-5117 
4 Kenneth L. Johnson 216-664-4941  216-421-8639  
5 Phyllis Cleveland 216-664-2309    216-431-3349  
6 Patricia J. Britt 216-664-4234  216-791-8683 216-791-6285  
7 Fannie M. Lewis 216-664-2908  216-431-7634  216-431-7634  
8 Sabra Pierce Scott 216-664-4231    216-231-9494 
9 Kevin Conwell 216-664-4252  216-791-6642  216-421-1149  
10 Roosevelt Coats 216-664-4743  216-851-8880  216-486-2323  
11 Michael D. Polensek 216-664-4236  216-531-7647  216-531-7648  
12 Anthony Brancatelli 216-664-4233  216-641-8265   
13 Joe Cimperman 216-664-2691    216-687-6772  
14 Joe Santiago 216-664-3706      
15 Brian Cummins 216-664-4238  216-459-8400  216-661-6821  
16 Kevin J. Kelley 216-664-2943  216-351-7077    
17 Matthew Zone 216-664-4235  216-939-1717  216-961-1235  
18 Jay Westbrook 216- 664-4230  216-281-1811  
19 Dona Brady 216-664-3708  216-961-4999  
20 Martin J. Sweeney 216-664-2942  216-252-0986  
21 Michael A. Dolan 216-664-4239  216-941-1816  


ward01@clevelandcitycouncil.org, ward02@clevelandcitycouncil.org,
ward03@clevelandcitycouncil.org, ward04@clevelandcitycouncil.org,
ward05@clevelandcitycouncil.org, ward05@clevelandcitycouncil.org,
ward06@clevelandcitycouncil.org, ward07@clevelandcitycouncil.org,
ward08@clevelandcitycouncil.org, ward09@clevelandcitycouncil.org,
ward10@clevelandcitycouncil.org, ward11@clevelandcitycouncil.org,
ward12@clevelandcitycouncil.org, ward13@clevelandcitycouncil.org, 
ward14@clevelandcitycouncil.org, ward15@clevelandcitycouncil.org,
ward16@clevelandcitycouncil.org, ward17@clevelandcitycouncil.org,
ward18@clevelandcitycouncil.org, ward19@clevelandcitycouncil.org,
ward20@clevelandcitycouncil.org, ward21@clevelandcitycouncil.org,

Oklahoma statewide

Representative Paul Wesselhoft has vowed to propose BSL in the next
legislative session. We've already had reports from citizens in Oklahoma
that this, in fact, is true. After his proposed statewide ban on pit
bulls failed last legislative session, his new proposal will be
"in a form to allow cities to make their own decision to ban any
dog if they think it's in the public interest."

Oklahoma House Members: http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/

Oklahoma Senate Members: http://www.lsb.state.ok.us/

Washington, Richland

Next City Council meeting December 19, 2006


Mayor Rob Welch
Mayor Pro Tem Bob Thompson
Council Members:
Edward Revell
Dave Rose
John Fox 
Rita Mazur
Sheila Sullivan 

Mailing Address:
PO Box 190
505 Swift Boulevard
Richland, WA 99352
E-mail: City Council

The Richland City Council meets for regular meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday
of each month at 7:30 p.m., and a workshop meeting on the 4th Tuesday,
in the Council Chamber at City Hall, located at 505 Swift Boulevard

City Council Meeting Schedule   
City Council Agendas   
City Council Minutes 

Tacoma, Washington

Next city council meeting is December 19, 2006

Mandatory spay and neuter proposal will be discussed.

City Clerk
747 Market Street, Suite 1200
Tacoma, WA 98402-3766
(253) 591-5100

Mayor & City Council
bbaarsma@cityoftacoma.org, mlonerga@cityoftacoma.org,
julie.anderson@cityoftacoma.org, bevans2@cityoftacoma.org,

BSL Watch

Alabama, Montgomery 
This is not BSL!  Next meeting December 19, 2006

Arkansas, Lake Village
Appears to be non issue
Next meeting December 19, 2006

Florida, Broward County

Illinois, Decatur City
Doesn't appear to be going BSL

Illinois, Waukegan

Kansas, Manhattan
Work session January 30, 2007 - leaning towards
NON-BSL ordinance!

Kansas, Wichita
Clerks states nothing has been changed in 2 years
and nothing has gone to council in recent months

Kentucky, Henderson County

Massachusetts, Brockton

Massachusetts, Fall River

Mississippi, Brookhaven
Mississippi, Hinds County
Mississippi, Tupelo

Our Mississippi warrior is keeping a watchful eye on all these cities

Missouri, Grain Valley
Had mentioned BSL, but nothing has come of it yet

Missouri, Memphis

Pennsylvania, Erie
There has been no further discussion on BSL - it has been Aput aside.
Those in the area, please keep a close watch on this!
South Dakota, Sioux Falls
Private citizen starting initiative to put ban on ballot.
However, city officials are satisfied with current ordinance
and dont see it getting that far.

Tennessee, Nashville
Still need to keep an eye on - no scheduled meetings, but in committee now

Tennessee, Jamestown

Thanks to Jan Cooper of www.Rott-n-Chatter.com for supplying us all of up to date BSL information!

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