Faced with possible BSL or a breed ban in Gainesville, a group of community members plans to speak at the next council meeting, May 1. They would love warm bodies to attend for support.
The breed ban effort is unfortunately spreading to the state level (see next post). All Georgia residents need to get involved to put a stop to these efforts.
If you are local to Gainesville and would like to be involved in this effort to stop BSL, please read the below information carefully. Courtesy of Johanna:
Tomorrow, Tuesday May 1st, is the Council meeting in Gainesville. As you know by now, there is a push on the ground to get BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) passed in the area that could potentially result in either restrictions, requirements or an all-out ban.
I spoke to the Deputy City Clerk, Alisa Grayson, and City Clerk, Denise Jordan. Both were very receptive and appreciated my calling to advise them of our coming. They are allowing the public to speak at the very start of the meeting, afterthe Pledge of Allegiance. While they do not have a “limit” to the number of speakers, the Attorney may reduce the number of speakers if we each speak for more than “a few minutes”. I gave them each my word that we would come prepared with facts, be professional and unemotional and each speak for four minutes or so, tops. They were very appreciative.
I ask that everyone that plans on speaking send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can plan on each of our points. They liked that each of us will cover one topic free from emotion so that we can give more time to one another. Please plan on wearing red or black (or both!) whether you speak or not. If anyone has name badges, feel free to bring one and wear it.
Tuesday May 1st 5:30pm
LOCATION: AT THE PUBLIC SAFETY COMPLEX (GAINESVILLE JUSTICE CENTER) IN THE MUNICIPAL COURT ROOM LOCATED AT 701 QUEEN CITY PARKWAY in Gainesville.