Lowell, MA city council has directed the city solicitor to draft a breed-specific law similar to those in Boston and Worcester. The law will then be discussed at the public safety committee. The public safety committee consists of three city council members, two of whom are strongly supportive of BSL, so it is very likely that the public safety committee will recommend passage of BSL.
Please continue to send polite, respectful correspondence to city council to discourage them from passing laws that discriminate against people based on the physical appearance of their dog.
Next city council meeting: May 10, 6:30 PM, City Council Chambers, City Hall, 2nd Floor, 375 Merrimack Street, Lowell, MA 01852.
Online contact form for the Lowell, MA city council:
Richard Johnson, City Clerk, 375 Merrimack Street, 1st Floor, Room 31, Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 970-4161, voice
(978) 970-4162, fax
Council meeting minutes and agendas: http://www.lowellma.gov/govt
Public Safety Sub-Committee
Councilor Edward “Bud” Caulfield, Chair (supports BSL)
Councilor Rodney Elliott, Member (supports BSL)
Councilor Franky Descoteaux, Member
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Divided Lowell council moves forward on muzzle law
By Lyle Moran, firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: 05/04/2011 03:03:03 AM EDT
LOWELL — The City Council Tuesday night moved one step closer to requiring that pit bulls be muzzled, directing the city solicitor to draft a muzzle ordinance similar to ones implemented in Boston and Worcester.
The council voted 5-3 to discuss the drafted ordinance next Tuesday at a meeting of the council’s public-safety subcommittee. The councilors on the three-member panel are expected to suggest additions or subtractions to the draft and vote on whether to forward the ordinance to a public hearing.[…]
Full article retrieved 5/4/11 from http://www.lowellsun.com/breakingnews/ci_17988543