Marinette, WI: Council committee proposes breed ban

Thanks to Tiffany for the heads up about Marinette!

Marinette, WI, Public Safety and Code Enforcement Committee has written up a proposed ordinance to ban “pit bulls”; the committee considered the proposal during a meeting today. The committee has decided to perform additional research on the issue before advancing the proposed ordinance to city council.

Residents and locals, please send polite, respectful, informative correspondence to the city council as they prepare to look into the issue further. You may wish to demonstrate the ethical, financial, and public safety failures of BSL and breed bans; you may also wish to provide reasonable, effective, and fair breed-neutral ordinances for their consideration.

Marinette City Hall, 1905 Hall Avenue, Marinette, WI 54143-1716 
Mayor Robert M. Harbick,
Elected officials’ contact information may be viewed here (emails not available):

The Public Safety and Code Enforcement Committee meets on the second Wednesday of  each month at 4:45 PM. City Council meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. Call 715.732.5120 for more information.

Pit bull ban?

Marinette is considering banning pit bulls

Published : Wednesday, 13 Jul 2011, 9:42 PM CDT
Reporter: Becky DeVries

MARINETTE – Should people be allowed to own pit bulls? Marinette is considering an ordinance that would keep all pit bulls out of the city. […]

According to the Marinette public safety and code enforcement committee chair, Marinette’s mayor asked the city attorney to draft an ordinance banning residents from owning pit bulls. […]

Ten people spoke up at the committee meeting, all against an ordinance banning pit bulls. […]

The committee unanimously voted to put the idea on hold and look into more research, before making a recommendation to the full city council.[…]

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2 responses to “Marinette, WI: Council committee proposes breed ban

  1. Just got the agenda for the Public Safety Committee meeting on Wednesday August 4th and yes BSL is on the agenda! Item No. 10. The meeting starts at 4:45 p.m.