Residents of Newark, OH, have asked the city to repeal BSL. Newark city council has been extremely reluctant to consider repeal. Councilman Guthrie has suggested that the city consider a “compromise.” At this time, we do not know what that compromise would entail; however, it sounds as if some breed-specific language would be retained.
The next discussion on this issue will be held at the Public Safety Committee meeting on September 24. Hopefully, text of the proposal will be available by then.
Contact info for public officials—please remember to be respectful—and also be aware that resident input will have the MOST impact on this issue.
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Guthrie wants city to consider options on vicious dog law
Aug. 21, 2012
NEWARK — City Councilman Marc Guthrie, D-At Large, chairman of the Safety Committee, said he wants to pursue a potential compromise between the city ordinance and state law on vicious dogs.
[…] The committee will discuss the ordinance in a Sept. 24 meeting, Guthrie said.
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