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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

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Moses Lake, WA: Misleading article title—BSL has NOT passed yet

The Columbia Basin Herald published an article on 11/13 with the following headline and subhead:

Moses Lake to regulate pit bulls

City declares animals hazardous

This gives the impression that Moses Lake has passed BSL. This is not true. The city council has not completed the legally required second reading for this bill. They will be having a public hearing and the second reading for this ordinance at the city council meeting on November 25th.

All residents are encouraged to show up and express your opinion about BSL and about the city council’s unwillingness to accept the recommendations of experts, including their very own committee formed to examine the issue, all of whom advised against BSL.

Although it’s very likely this BSL will pass, there is no reason why the public cannot have their final say. Please do not let this news article dissuade you from attending the public hearing.