Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on an ordinance to crack down on people who do not control their vicious or dangerous dogs. Joining us to discuss aspects of the proposed ordinance is local attorney James Tomaszewski, Jr.
The compromise proposal to crack-down on dangerous dogs in the city is not breed-specific.
Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on an ordinance to crack down on people who do not control their vicious or dangerous dogs.
A compromise proposal will include higher fines for people who break the law and setup an animal task force to study the issues. Earlier plans included criminal sanctions, including jail time, but those were removed.
The Law and Public Safety Committee also rejected a plan to require pitbull owners to register their dogs and have them wear special identification collars.
The Cincinnati Council debate on what to do about dangerous and vicious dogs in the city will continue for another two weeks. The Law and Public Safety Committee Tuesday delayed taking action of several proposals.
Chairman Christopher Smitherman said Mayor John Cranley has some items he would like considered before a vote. Smitherman said his position on the issue has not changed.
A Cincinnati council committee is finally ready to discuss proposals for dealing with an increasing number of uncontrolled dogs in the city.
The Law and Public Safety Committee will hear about three competing proposals in two weeks. But no votes will be taken.
Council Memeber Christopher Smitherman said one plan includes criminal penalties for owners if their dog attacks someone, another includes a fine for such offenses, and the final proposal sets up a task force.