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Broward Co., FL: Whispers of BSL

Florida State Law [emphasis mine]:

767.14  Additional local restrictions authorized.–Nothing in this act shall limit any local government from placing further restrictions or additional requirements on owners of dangerous dogs or developing procedures and criteria for the implementation of this act, provided that no such regulation is specific to breed and that the provisions of this act are not lessened by such additional regulations or requirements. This section shall not apply to any local ordinance adopted prior to October 1, 1990.

Contact info for Broward Co. Commissioners

Ilene Lieberman – District 1
Broward County Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 417, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 357-7001
Fax (954) 357-7295

Kristin Jacobs – District 2 (against BSL)
Broward County Governmental Center
115 South Andrews Ave., Room 421, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-357-7002

Stacy Ritter – District 3
Broward County Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Ave. Room 413, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone: 954-357-7003
Fax: 954-357-7319

Ken Keechl – District 4
Broward County Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Ave. Room 412, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone: 954-357-7004
Fax: 954-357-7798

Lois Wexler – District 5 (pushing BSL)
Broward County Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue Room 414, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: (954) 357-7005

Sue Gunzburger – District 6
Broward Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 421, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Telephone: 954-357-7006

John E. Rodstrom, Jr. – District 7
Broward County Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Ave. Room 416, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Tel: 954-357-7007
Fax: 954-357-8088

Diana Wasserman-Rubin – District 8
Broward County Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Ave. Room 410, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 954-357-7008

Mayor Josephus Eggelletion, Jr. – District 9
Broward County Governmental Center
115 S. Andrews Ave., Room 413, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 357-7009

The County Commission meets in formal session on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. in Room 422 of the Broward County Governmental Center. Public Hearings begin at 2 p.m. as designated on the meeting schedule. The County Commission schedules workshops as needed on specific topics that require additional discussion. Individuals who wish to address the Commission at a Commission Meeting or Public Hearing may do so, subject to the rules and procedures established in the Broward County Administrative Code.

Broward County Attorney’s Office
Jeffrey J. Newton, County Attorney
115 South Andrews Avenue, Suite 423, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301

Pit bulls: If you can’t ban them, muzzle them, commissioner says

Posted by Anthony Man on October 27, 2009 04:09 PM

County Commissioner Lois Wexler wants Broward County to consider an ordinance that would require owners of pit bulls, and possibly other potentially dangerous breeds, to keep their dogs muzzled and on leashes.[…]

Full article retrieved 10/28/09 from http://weblogs.sun-sentinel.com/news/politics/broward/blog/2009/10/pit_bulls_if_you_cant_ban_them.html

Mashpee, MA: Mashpee bylaw targets pit bull owners (vote on Mon., Oct. 19)

Previous alerts for Mashpee, including complete text of proposed law: http://stopbsl.com/?s=mashpee

The entire town of Mashpee, MA will hold their fall Town Meeting on Monday, October 19. At that time, the voters will decide whether to pass a “pit bull” ordinance.

The Town Meeting will be held at 7:00 PM at Mashpee High School, 500 Old Barnstable Rd.

Mashpee bylaw targets pit bull owners

October 18, 2009 2:00 AM

MASHPEE — Across the country, pit bull bylaws are as controversial as the breed itself. That may be daunting news for Mashpee, where a hotly contested article restricting pit bull ownership is on tomorrow night’s town meeting warrant.[…]

Full article retrieved 10/18/09 from http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20091018/NEWS/910180325/-1/NEWSMAP

Dandridge, TN: Pit bull ban proposed

This ban will be effective immediately if passed by the Board of Aldermen on October 13.

Town Hall, 131 East Main Street, P.O. Box 249, Dandridge, TN 37725
Phone: (865) 397-7420
Fax: (865) 397-1839

Mayor and Board of Aldermen (who will be voting on the ordinance): 

  • Mayor George Gantte
  • Vice Mayor David Jones
  • Alderman Mike Chambers
  • Alderman Pam Farrar
  • Alderman Todd Kesterson
  • Alderman Mike Nelson
  • Alderman Kenneth Thornhill
  • Town Administrator Jim Hutchins is pushing the ban.

    The Town’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen hold their regularly scheduled meetings
    at 7:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Public Works Building.

    Pit Bull owners claim Dandridge pooch persecution

    Jim Matheny
    Updated: 9/16/2009 4:43:33 AM
    Posted: 9/15/2009 11:31:57 PM

    Dandridge is considering a new ordinance that bans any new Pit Bulls residing inside the town limits. […]

    Full article retrieved 9/16/09 from http://www.wbir.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=99079&catid=2

    Nackawic, NB, Canada: Dog owners take bite out of Nackawic bylaw

    (Also see August 7, 2009 post on this topic:  http://stopbsl.com/2009/08/07/nackawic-nb-canada-possible-repeal-of-bsl/ )

    Dog owners take bite out of Nackawic bylaw

    Published Wednesday August 19th, 2009
    By STEPHEN LLEWELLYN, llewellyn.stephen@dailygleaner.com

    NACKAWIC – About 30 people turned out to a public meeting Tuesday night to debate a proposed new dog control bylaw.

    The new bylaw, which passed first and second reading two weeks ago, will eliminate references to pit bull terriers, Rottweilers and any dog with a mix of those breeds.

    Full article retrieved 8/19/09 from http://dailygleaner.canadaeast.com/front/article/765161

    Reminder: Moses Lake, WA: Second reading to pass BSL on Nov. 25

    Moses Lake, WA city council will read a proposed “hazardous dog” ordinance a second time on November 25, possibly passing it and allowing it to become law. The ordinance is breed specific.

    City council meetings begin at 7 PM in council chambers.

    City of Moses Lake, P.O. Box 1579, 321 S. Balsam Street, Moses Lake, WA 98837
    Phone: (509) 766-9201
    Fax: (509) 766-9392

    The original alert can be found here:


    Additional article is here:


    Moses Lake, WA article: Moses Lake discusses dog ordinance (BSL suggested)


    Moses Lake discusses dog ordinance

    By Candice Boutilier
    Columbia Basin Herald staff writer

    MOSES LAKE – The Moses Lake City Council discussed the dangerous-dog ordinance as it pertains to pit bulls and public safety Tuesday night.

    A decision was not made.[…]