The state of PA prohibits municipalities from passing BSL. Wilkes-Barre wants to change this so they can pass BSL.
Contact Information for Wilkes-Barre Lawmakers:
Mayor Thomas M. Leighton
Contact: Gwen Blasi, Executive Secretary
City Council Members
Tony Thomas Jr., Chairperson
Kathy Kane, Vice Chairperson
FOR CITY COUNCIL INQUIRIES PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK AT 570-208-4117
Next city council meeting July 9 at 6:00 PM
City Council Chambers, Fourth Floor, City Hall
City wants to stop the dog attacks
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WILKES-BARRE – Mayor Tom Leighton said the city will do whatever it can to prevent dangerous dog attacks.
[…] “We can’t have these dangerous dogs walking in our parks and Farmers’ Market,” Leighton said. “I look forward to the state Legislature enacting a law to address this situation.”
[…] Under current state law, municipalities are limited in how they may regulate dangerous or vicious dogs. Leighton said his administration was unable to proceed with plans to ban pit bulls from the city in 2005 when a safety issue arose.
[…] “Currently, we are contacting our state legislators and urging them to consider legislation which would give municipalities like the City of Wilkes-Barre the power to enact and enforce dangerous dog ordinances. We are also reviewing our current permits and fines related to vicious dogs and intend to increase them.”[…]
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