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~ How you can help ~
We rely very heavily on updates from individuals in or around areas where BSL is proposed. It would be a tremendous help if you could call any of the city clerks for which we have not received updates. We need status updates from the city council meetings as well as copies of proposed ordinances via e-mail if we can get them. A few minutes of your time can help us keep everyone across the entire country up to date! Many thanks to everyone who contributed information to put this week=s update together!
~ New Contact Info ~
Updates can now be sent to Leisa at Leisa@rott-n-chatter.com or Jodi at jodi@rott-n-chatter.com
~ Victories ~ Raytown, Missouri Tabled BSL!!
Horicon, Wisconsin Council overrode Mayor's veto - NO BSL!! Federal Way, Washington Decided on generic dangerous dog law instead of BSL
~ New Proposed BSL ~
Lyons, Kansas - Next City Council meeting December 12, 2006
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 Clarence Moses - Mayor City Council Pat Briggs Charlotte Larsen James Cowan Chris Hass Marion Latiolais Joseph Cedeno Gary Spellman Bob McClure
Richland, Washington - Next City Council meetin December 19, 2006 Mayor Pro Tem Bob Thompson, Mayor Rob Welch, 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: citycouncil@ci.richland.wa.us
Council Meetings 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
Milford, Michigan - Next City Council meeting December 4, 2006 Council Agenda December 4, 2006 Council: President, Thomas Nader thomasnader@villageofmilford.org President Pro-tem, Terri Vieracker terrivieracker@villageofmilford.org Council Members: Michael Glagola michaelglagola@ villageofmilford.org Elizabeth Heer elizabethheer@villageofmilford.org Clay Jansson clayjansson@villageofmilford.org Richard Kostin richardkostin@villageofmilford.org James Kovach jameskovach@villageofmilford.org You can email the Council as a group at villagecouncil@villageofmilford.org
Altoona, Iowa - Next City Council meeting December 4, 2006 Minutes/agenda page http://www.altoona-iowa.com/mayorcouncil/meetings.asp 515-967-5136 The Council meets by ordinance the first Monday of every month. However additional meetings are added as needed with the council currently meeting the first and third Mondays of the month at 6:30 pm at City Hall located at 407 – 8th Street SE in the council chambers. info@altoona- iowa.com Mayor Timothy Burget Phone: (515) 967-4815 Skip Conkling City Council Phone: (515) 967-1181 Matt Davenport City Council Phone: (515) 967-4113 Joe Riding City Council Phone: (515) 967-5382 Michelle Sloan City Council Phone: (515) 967-1570 Stacey Warren City Council Phone: (515) 957-8181 Contact us page: http://www.altoona-iowa.com/contact/default.asp
Warrensburg, Missouri Mayor Deborah Arwood Chairman Pro Tem Don Nipper City Council Charlie Rutt Donna DeFrain Mike Rich City Manager - Jeff Hancock City Offices 102 S Holden Warrensburg MO 64093 Voice: 660-747-9131 (VITTY) FAX: 660-747-8927 cgabel@warrensburg- mo.com ~ Pending BSL ~ Scott City, Kansas 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 City Hall - 620-872-5322 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 Cleveland, Ohio - Next city council meeting December 4, 2006 Mayor Frank G. Jackson Cleveland City Hall 601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 202 Cleveland, Ohio 44114 216-664-3990 Emailor call the Mayor’s Action Center at 216-664-2900 with general questions, comments or service requests. Email or call the Mayor’s Office of Communications at 216-664-2220 regarding News Releases or Advisories. Cleveland City Council http://www.clevelandcitycouncil.org/ClevelandCityCouncil/CouncilDirectory/ tabid/53/Default.aspx Council President: Majority Leader: Majority Whip: City Clerk: Martin J. Sweeney Sabra Pierce Scott Kevin Kelley Emily Lipovan Cleveland City Council Ward Council Member Council Phone Ward Phone Home Phone Email Address 1 Nina Turner 216-664-4944 216-662-4300 2 Robert J. White, III 216-664-4237 216-295-0847 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 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 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 216-281-1811 19 Dona Brady 216-664-3708 216-961-4999 216-961-4999 20 Martin J. Sweeney 216-664-2942 216-252-0986 216-252-0986 21 Michael A. Dolan 216-664-4239 216-941-1816 216-941-1816 Englewood, Colorado - Next city council meeting December 4, 2006 Mayor 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 recent City Council Meeting Shelbyville, Tennessee - Study session December 5, 2006 The public can attend and speak at the study session. We were originally advised that if you wanted to speak at the meeting, you needed to register with the city recorder, Betty Lamb. However, Ms. Lamb has advised there has been SO MUCH public outcry and a general desire to speak out against BSL, you no longer need to register. Anyone can attend the meeting and speak. City Manager Ed Craig Ed.Craig@shelbyvill etn.org Mayor Geneva Smith Administration 931-684-2691 Fax: 931-684-1423 201 North Spring Street Shelbyville, Tennessee 37160 Jo Ann Holland, 1st Ward Councilmember Shelbyville, TN 37160 Phone: (931) 684- Leonard L. Travis, 2nd Ward Councilmember 210 Ligon Drive Shelbyville, Tn. 37160 Phone: (931) 684-8128 Ewing Wallace Cartwright, 3rd Ward Councilmember 301 Brown Lane Shelbyville, TN. 37160 Phone: (931) 684-0451 Email: ewingcartwright@ bellsouth. net Robert D. Frazier, 4th Ward Councilmember 1018 Libscomb Street Shelbyville, TN. 37160 Phone: (931) 684-7579 Randy Vernon, 5th Ward Councilmember Phone: {931) 685-4642Fax: (931) 680-3190 Email: randy.vernon@ shelbyvilletn. org Fred Harrison, 6th Ward Councilmember 404 Riverview Drive Shelbyville, TN 37160 Phone: (931) 685-4861 Bridgeton, New Jersey - Next city council meeting December 5, 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. Elected Officials Name Extension Mayor James Begley 200 Council President Nicholas Salvatore 292 Council Member William Spence 293 Council Member Albert Kelly 290 Council Member Celeste Riley 291 Council Member Dennis Thompson 294 City Clerk X 227 Darlene Richmond Darlene J. Richmond, RMCMunicipal Clerk(856) 455-3230 ext. 226 Business Administrator x 225 Arch Liston City council public meetings are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) Washington, Iowa - Next Meeting on December 6, 2006 Committee met with citizens on November 8, 2006, and tentatively agreed to remove breed specific language. New proposal should be read on December 6, 2006Tabled at the November 1, 2006 meeting. The ordinance remains tabled in order for the Ordinance Committee to Afine tune@ it. The first reading will be Richard J. Cicalo (2010)Phone: 319-653-6584Email: rcicalo@washingtoni owa.net City Hall 215 E. Washington St. 319-653-6584 319-653-9945 Mayor City Council Sandra Johnson- Council at Large Merle Hagie Council at Large Bob Shepherd Ward-1 Russ Zieglowsky - Ward 2 Mike Roth Ward 3 Fred Stark - 4th Ward City Administrator David Plyman dplyman@washingtoni owa.net City Clerk Jeff Rosien jrosien@washingtonio wa.net 319-653-6584 - office Deputy City Clerk Illa Earnest iearnest@washington iowa.net < o:p> 2nd Deputy City Clerk Deb Wagler dwagler@washingtoni owa.net Council Committees Council Agendas & Minutes DeSoto, Texas - Next city council meeting December 7, 2006 Councilmembers: Mayor Michael Hurtt - Place One Virgil Helm - Place two Gordon Mayer - Place Three Thelma Clardy - Place Four Bobby Waddle - Place Five Carl Sherman - Place Six Carl Williams - Place Seven Jim Baugh, DeSoto City Manager 211 E. Pleasant RunDeSoto, TX 75115Phone: 972-230-9643Fax: 972-230-5793 jbaugh@ci.desoto. tx.us Lynda Humble Assistant City Manager Office Telephone: 972-230-9612 Email: lhumble@ci.desoto. tx.us City Secretary - Anell Shipman (Same as "city clerk")ashipman@ci.desoto.tx.us Records Manager B Laura Hallmarklhallmark@ci. desoto.tx. us City council meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of every month in the Council Chambers at Town Center. City council meeting Agendas & Minutes: http://www.ci.desoto.tx.us/database_instructions.htm Lees Summit, Missouri - Dangerous Dog Committee Meeting on December 13 Mayor-Karen. Messerli@ lees-summit. mo.us Council jhallam@mid- west.net hofmann.kathy@ gmail.com rrhoads@mid- west.net (opposes) rwilliam@mid- west.net (doesn't want ban, but might be o.k. with BSL) jspallo@sbcglobal. net cockrelled@yahoo. com (he has proposed the legislation) jffreeman@att. net Swearngin@gmail. com Administrator Steve.Lewis@ lees-summit. mo.us Abby York Kansas City Dog Advocates Nampa, Idaho – Next council meeting Dec. 13, 2006 City of Nampa, Idaho • 411 3rd Street South • Nampa, ID 83651 • (208) 465-2200 Mayor Tom Dale Peggy Shaver, Phone: (208) 468-5401, Fax: (208) 465-2314 E-mail: mayor@ci.nampa. id.us City Clerk Diane LambingPhone: (208) 468-5415 Fax: (208) 465-2314 Email: clerks@ci.nampa. id.us Meeting Agendas and Minutes: http://www.ci.nampa.id.us/pages/citycouncilagenda.php Council Members: Lynda Campbell Clark, Council President, City of Nampa 465-9936 lclarknch@juno. com Council Member, Stephen Kren Council Member, Martin Thorne Council Member, Bob Schmidt bobschm@chowinsuran ce.com Salem, Massachusetts - Next city council meeting is December 14, 2006 City Hall & 120 Washington Street...(978) 745-9595 MAYOR KIMBERLEY DRISCOLL Mayor@Salem. com JASON SILVA, Chief Aide JSilva@Salem.com EXT. 201 Ext. 203 FAX 744-9327 City Council Leonard F. O'Leary, Michael Sosnowski Paul Prevey Lucy Corchado Arthur C. Sargent III Joan B. Lovely Matthew A. Veno Joseph A. O'Keefe, Sr. Arthur C. Sargent III Thomas H. Furey Mark E. Blair Tacoma, Washington - Next city council meeting is December 12, 2006 Mandatory spay and neuter proposal will be discussed. City Clerk 747 Market Street, Suite 1200Tacoma, WA 98402-3766(253) 591-5100 Mayor & City Council bbaarsma@cityoftaco ma.org mlonerga@cityoftaco ma.org julie.anderson@ cityoftacoma. org bevans2@cityoftacom a.org jfey@cityoftacoma. org Cladenbu@cityoftaco ma.org spiro.manthou@ cityoftacoma. org tstenger@cityoftaco ma.org rtalbert@cityoftaco ma.org Eden, North Carolina - 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. PLEASE CONTINUE TO WRITE!! Mayor - John E. GroganElected in 2005342 Maplewood Drive, Eden, N.C. 27289 Home (336) 623-8682 Mr. Wayne Tuggle Sr., Mayor Pro Tem Ward 6 Elected in 2003 303 Taft Street Eden, N.C. 27288 (336) 627-8022 Mrs. Donna Turner Ward 1Elected in 2003 1005 Fields Street Eden, N.C. 27288 (336) 627-7552 Mr. Bruce Nooe Ward 2Elected in 2003 238 Highland Drive Eden, N.C. 27288 (336) 627-4415 Mrs. Christine H. Myott Ward 3 Elected in 1993 913 Church Street, Eden, N.C. 27288 (336) 623-8336 Mr. Jerry Epps Ward 4 Elected in 2001 516 Victor Street Eden, NC 27288 (336) 627-0618 Mr. Darryl Carter Ward 5 Elected in 2005 334 Sunset Drive Eden, NC 27288 (336) 623-5809 Mr. C.H. Gover Ward 7 Elected in 1999 1811 Woodrow Avenue Eden, N.C. 27288 (336) 635-1715 The Mayor & City Council are assisted by the City Clerk and the Deputy City Clerk 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 info@ci.eden.nc.us 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/ ~ BSL Watch ~ Montgomery, Alabama Clerk states on hold at this time. Those in the area, please keep an eye on this! Last work session is November 21, 2006 Decatur City, Illinois Doesn't appear to be going BSL Manhattan, Kansas Work session January 30, 2007 - leaning towards NON-BSL ordinance! Erie, Pennsylvania There has been no further discussion on BSL - it has been Aput aside.- Those in the area, please keep a close watch on this! Fall River, Massachusetts Still need to keep an eye on - no scheduled meetings, but in committee now Sioux Falls, South Dakota Private citizen starting initiative to put ban on ballot. However, city officials are satisfied with current ordinance and don=t see it getting that far. Douglas County, CO Wichita, Kansas Clerks states nothing has been changed in 2 years and nothing has gone to council in recent months Hinds County, Mississippi Tupelo, Mississippi Brookhaven, Mississippi Our Mississippi warrior is keeping a watchful eye on all these cities Brockton Massachusetts Waukegan, Illinois Henderson County, KY Broward County, Florida Memphis, Missouri Jamestown, TN Nashville, Tennessee Grain Valley, Missouri Had mentioned BSL, but nothing has come of it yet Lake Village, Arkansas Appears to be non issue Next meeting December 19, 2006 ~ Letters to Officials ~ You can find 3 different form letters, from simple to detailed, that can be modified and sent to the above officials at www.defendingdog. com. You can also find form letters on the Rott-n-Chatter website. Please voice your polite and respectful opposition to breed specific legislation! Please take action and remember... we are the only voices our dogs have... Jodi Preis Leisa Boysen Bless the Bullys BSL Workshop ____________ _________ _________ ______ The purpose of these updates is to assist in the fight against BSL. Permission to crosspost is granted. Whether you crosspost in whole or in part, we simply ask that you respect the time and effort involved in putting the update together and acknowledge the BSL Workshop and Defending Dog for the same