**Not to be confused with Sonoma County, CA**
Sonoma council member Joanne Sanders has asked city staff to research the possibility of breed-specific regulations or a ban on “pit bulls.” California state law prohibits municipalities from passing breed-specific laws, with the exception of breed-specific mandatory spay/neuter. City staff is therefore likely to suggest breed-specific MSN.
Please note that breed-specific MSN, like any breed-specific law, targets dogs based on their looks, and has all the flaws and quandaries of any law based solely on a dog’s appearance. Breed-specific laws of any kind, including BS-MSN, are not an ethical or effective solution.
Contact information for Sonoma City Council
City Council, City of Sonoma, No. 1 The Plaza, Sonoma CA 95476
City Clerk: (707) 933-2216
Steve Barbose, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Brown, email@example.com
Laurie Gallian, firstname.lastname@example.org
Joanne Sanders, email@example.com
Tom Rouse, SonomaRouse@gmail.com
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The regular meetings of the Sonoma City Council are held on the first and third Mondays of each month at 6:00 PM. Next council meeting: September 7.
Council agendas: http://www.sonomacity.org/default.aspx?PageId=50
Sonoma councilwoman wants crackdown on pit bulls
By DEREK MOORE, THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Published: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 5:13 p.m.
A Sonoma councilwoman said she wants the city to reconsider regulating pit bulls and other dog breeds after a pregnant Pacifica woman was mauled to death last week by her family pet.
Joanne Sanders asked city staff at Monday’s City Council meeting to research options for regulating what she called vicious dogs.
In an interview Tuesday, Sanders said she personally supports banning pit bulls within city limits.
“I think pit bulls are a great start,” she said.
Sanders said the city previously considered but failed to enact legislation regulating certain dog breeds. […]
Full article retrieved 8/17/11 from http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20110816/ARTICLES/110819595?Title=Sonoma-councilwoman-wants-crackdown-on-pit-bulls&tc=ar