The entire article below is rather unclear. Essentially, Buena Vista, MI, has breed-specific legislation but has not been enforcing it (why not?). Following a dog attack, Buena Vista has decided to enforce the ordinance.
Driven by fear, the neighboring city of Saginaw is now interested in pursuing BSL, possibly a ban on pit bulls and Rottweilers.
Contact information for the city of Saginaw–please keep your correspondence polite and informative.
City Hall, 1315 S Washington Ave, Saginaw, MI 48601
Phone: (989) 759-1400
Fax: (989) 759-1607
Joyce Seals, Mayor, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Amos O’Neal, email@example.com
William G. (Bill) Scharffe, Ph. D., firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Virciglio, Ptvirciglio90@charter.net
Andrew Wendt, email@example.com
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Thomas H. Fancher, City Attorney, 1315 S. Washington Ave., Rm. 110, Saginaw, Michigan 48601
Phone: (989) 759-1550
Fax: (989) 759-1564
Next City Council meeting: March 23, 6:30 PM
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Buena Vista Township will enforce vicious dog’s ordinance. Saginaw will examine adding teeth to its ordinance
by LaNia Coleman and Justin Engel
The Saginaw News
Tuesday March 10, 2009, 8:45 AM
Buena Vista Township Police Chief Brian D. Booker says he knows he’s going to get a lot of complaints about the township’s vicious dog ordinance, but he’s willing to put up with the protests to make the township safer.
[…]”A pit bull is considered a vicious dog,” Booker said. “We may get some complaints, but that’s what the ordinance says. That’s it. Period.”
[…] [Saginaw councilmember William] Scharffe said he’s asked Thomas H. Fancher, City Hall’s attorney, to look into banning pit bulls or Rottweilers.
[…] [Saginaw] Councilman Paul T. Virciglio said City Hall should look into banning dangerous animals “before someone becomes a victim.”
Full article retrieved 3/11/09 from http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2009/03/buena_vista_township_will_enfo.html