The initial alert for Sterling Heights was posted on June 2010. After months of debate, the Sterling Heights City Council put off any action on the proposed pit bull ordinance until February as they felt additional information was needed before taking a vote.
The proposed ordinance is the first item on this Tuesday's council agenda:
1. To consider introduction of a proposed ordinance to amend Chapters 1, 2, and 8 of the City Code to implement new regulations governing dogs within the City. (Presentation - City Manager and City Attorney)
Under the proposed ordinance, pit bull owners would be required to have an identification microchip implanted in the dog's ear and gain $250,000 in liability insurance. Violators could face civil infractions and fines of up to $500 for the first offense, $750 for the second, and $1,000 for subsequent offenses.
Please take a moment to send another round of POLITE, RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE letters in opposition to breed specific legislation to the Sterling Heights officials listed below.
The council meeting is Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers (40555 Utica Road), Sterling Heights, Michigan. Please attend if at all possible.