Lincoln, NE: Some council members want dangerous dog ordinance beefed up

Update 11/18/09: http://www.1011now.com/news/headlines/70249482.html

The health department and the animal control hope to have a solid proposal for the Lincoln City Council in January.[…]

Post from 10/14/09:

There has been a lot of talk about new dog ordinances in Lincoln, but no action. It’s unclear what will be proposed. Early reports suggested BSL or a ban, but more recent reports have dismissed that idea.

Previous alerts on Lincoln:
http://stopbsl.com/2009/07/06/lincoln-ne-city-mulls-changes-to-dog-laws/
http://stopbsl.com/2009/06/09/lincoln-ne-city-officials-look-at-pit-bull-issue-whispers-of-bsl/

Nebraska state law was recently strengthened in regards to dangerous dogs:
http://stopbsl.com/2009/05/19/nebraska-lawmakers-stiffen-dangerous-dog-law-not-bsl/

Please send polite, informative, respectful correspondence, including viable non-breed-specific options and ordinances, to the city council for consideration.

City Council Office
County-City Building, 555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
OFFICE #:  (402) 441-7515
FAX #:     (402) 441-6533
e-mail (no response): council@lincoln.ne.gov
e-mail (to receive a response): http://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/council/feedback.htm

City Council Members’ individual contact information: http://www.lincoln.ne.gov/city/council/lista.htm

Please note:  During the Open Microphone Session of the agenda, individuals are allowed a total of 5 minutes to speak regardless of number of topics. The Open Microphone Session is available on the 2nd & last Monday of each month.

Deena Winter: Some council members want dangerous dog ordinance beefed up

Posted: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 1:00 am

[…] At an informal council hearing Monday, Spatz pressed health officials to speed up their months-long process of looking at cracking down on the owners of dogs that bite people. The city already has a dangerous dog ordinance, but health officials are considering beefing it up by increasing fines, citing owners of first-time offenders and other measures.[…]

Full article retrieved 10/14/09 from http://journalstar.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_b781b2de-b847-11de-91c3-001cc4c03286.html

2 responses to “Lincoln, NE: Some council members want dangerous dog ordinance beefed up

  1. It is my understanding on this one that there is little support for breed restrictions among the council or animal control in Lincoln. They discussed it briefly when Omaha went through their mess last year, but seem more interested in pursuing effective means of dealing with their problems (it should be noted that bites in Lincoln have been trending downward).

    It is important for the residents in Lincoln to keep a close eye on this situation — but their council and AC both seem very aware of the problems associated with breed specific language.