Waukesha, WI: Alderman claims to be working on BSL or ban

Waukesha alderman Kathleen Cummings has stated that she is working with the city attorney and police to draft an ordinance that would restrict “pit bulls and other dangerous breeds.” Please send polite, respectful correspondence to city officials, explaining the failings of BSL, and provide reasonable, effective breed-neutral options for their consideration.

Contact info for Waukesha officials
City Hall, 201 Delafield St, Waukesha, WI 53188
Mayor, 262-524-3700, jscrima@ci.waukesha.wi.us or mayor@ci.waukesha.wi.us
City Administrator, cityadmin@ci.waukesha.wi.us
Common Council
Terry Thieme, tthieme@sbcglobal.net
Kathleen M. Cummings, kcummings@ci.waukesha.wi.us (proposed BSL or ban)
Eric Payne (no email provided)
Steve Johnson, sgjohnson10@hotmail.com
Christopher Hernandez, alddist3@ci.waukesha.wi.us (does not support ban)
Roger Patton, revroger.patton2@gmail.com (proposed BSL / ban)
Joe Pieper, joseph.pieper@sbcglobal.net
Richard Hastings, alddist12@ci.waukesha.wi.us
Paul Ybarra, paulrybarra@gmail.com
Andy Reiland, Andy.Reiland@safway.com (does not support ban)
Brian White, bwhite@ci.waukesha.wi.us
Joan Francoeur, jfrancoeur@ci.waukesha.wi.us
John W. Kalblinger, alddist7@ci.waukesha.wi.us
Duane Paulson, alddist15@ci.waukesha.wi.us (supports ban or BSL)
Vance Skinner, alddist8@ci.waukesha.wi.us

Email block for cut and paste
jscrima@ci.waukesha.wi.us; mayor@ci.waukesha.wi.us; cityadmin@ci.waukesha.wi.us; tthieme@sbcglobal.net; kcummings@ci.waukesha.wi.us; sgjohnson10@hotmail.com; alddist3@ci.waukesha.wi.us; revroger.patton2@gmail.com; joseph.pieper@sbcglobal.net; alddist12@ci.waukesha.wi.us; paulrybarra@gmail.com; Andy.Reiland@safway.com; bwhite@ci.waukesha.wi.us; jfrancoeur@ci.waukesha.wi.us; alddist7@ci.waukesha.wi.us; alddist15@ci.waukesha.wi.us; alddist8@ci.waukesha.wi.us

Next city council meeting: July 19, 2011, at 7:30 PM. City Hall, Council Chambers, 201 Delafield Street, Waukesha, WI 53188  (Note, however, that the public comment section of the council meeting is reserved for “city residents and taxpayers only.”)

Humane Official: Biting Animals Ordinance Would Be Positive Outcome of Sad Situation

By Amy Gilgenbach

[. . . Alderman Kathleen Cummings] will be working with the city attorney and police to craft a city ordinance which may include restricting pit bulls or other breeds that are considered dangerous. In talking to people about the situation, even other dog owners are concerned about the reputation of pit bulls, she said.

“It’s obvious we need stronger legislation when it comes to certain breeds,” she said.

She said that they would also be considering how other communities address this issue and proceeding with caution. […]

Full article retrieved 7/15/11 from http://waukesha.patch.com/articles/humane-official-biting-animals-ordinance-would-be-positive-outcome-of-sad-situation

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3 responses to “Waukesha, WI: Alderman claims to be working on BSL or ban

  1. Spring Kreitlow

    I have heard rumblings that the ban has been withdrawn!!?? Rumor? Truth? What does this mean for dog owners? Could we get an update to this article!?

    • No ban or BSL has been officially proposed, so there’s nothing to withdraw at this time. This article is the most recent information I have. I am watching the city council agendas and the local news for updates, but I can’t produce new information when there isn’t any available.

      If you’re able to get official confirmation from city council that they do not intend to entertain a ban or BSL, then please forward it to me at stopbsl.com@gmail.com. There is also a city council meeting coming up on August 4. The agenda for that meeting is not available yet, so I don’t know what topics will be discussed. However, if you are able to attend the council meeting, you may be able to determine whether council intends to pursue BSL or a ban.

      The Internet is full of rumors and half-truths. Thanks for being cautious about the credibility of what you’ve heard.