Tupelo, MS: BSL still under consideration

Last Tuesday’s work session regarding Tupelo’s proposed dangerous dog ordinance revisions brought some criticism, but some members of the city council aren’t giving up on BSL.

Tupelo already has BSL for “pit bulls”; dogs with a “pit bull” appearance are categorized as “dangerous” dogs and have special ownership restrictions on them. The proposed revisions to the dog ordinance add Rottweilers and Dobermans to the list of dangerous dogs.

Councilmembers Fred Pitts and Jonny Davis have stated that any ordinance revisions must continue to restrict “pit bulls” at a minimum. Councilman Jim Newell has previously stated that he opposes a breed-specific ordinance.

Tupelo’s next council meeting is December 20 at 6:00 PM at City Hall, 71 East Troy Street. On the agenda is a Citizen’s Hearing where a citizen will speak about the dog ordinance. We do not know what the citizen intends to say. The council does not plan to discuss the ordinance at this meeting, outside of the citizen’s hearing. The next discussion will probably take place in January.

Contact info for city officials:
City Hall, 71 East Troy Street, Tupelo, MS 38804
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1485, Tupelo, MS 38802-1485
Mayor Jack Reed Jr., Jack.Reed@tupeloms.gov
Markel Whittington, markel.whittington@comcast.net
Fred Pitts, rfred@sguard.net (in favor of BSL)
James (Jim) Newell, jimwnewell@comcast.net (opposes BSL)
Nettie Davis, nettiedavisward4@bellsouth.net
Jonny Davis, jstuartdavis@yahoo.com (in favor of BSL)
Mike Bryan, mike.bryan@comcast.net
Willie Jennings, wljennings@yahoo.com

Email block for cut-and-paste
Jack.Reed@tupeloms.gov; markel.whittington@comcast.net; rfred@sguard.net; jimwnewell@comcast.net; nettiedavisward4@bellsouth.net; jstuartdavis@yahoo.com; mike.bryan@comcast.net; wljennings@yahoo.com

All alerts for Tupelo: http://stopbsl.com/?s=tupelo

Tupelo council discusses dangerous dogs

by The Associated Press
4 days ago

TUPELO — […] Being proposed is an ordinance that would go after pit bulls, Rottweilers and dobermans.

Council President Fred Pitts and Councilman Jonny Davis said any new law needs to include language addressing pit bulls. […]

Full article retrieved 12/18/11 from http://www.djournal.com/view/full_story/16777873/article-Tupelo-council-discusses-dangerous-dogs?

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