The following is a time line of City Council meetings where a dog limit and changes to the animal control ordinance have been discussed since the first mention of limits on the number of animals in 2006.June 20, 2006
- First discussion of Animal limits.
- Further discussion of Animal control issues. First discussion of a possible breeders
- Further discussion of animal control, with discussion of breeders license fees and other related fees. Ross(sic) Jacoby spoke against breeders licenses or permits, and suggested using existing laws. It was noted that only 33% of owners license pets.
- Discussion of draft ordinance on animal limits submitted. Motion to bring back ordinance limiting total dogs to 6 passed 4-3. Motion prohibiting sale, trade, or transfer of animals on public property passed 5-3
- First public hearing to limit number of dogs to 6 failed by a 3-4 vote.
- Judge Gilbert stated there were existing laws that would address the issues presented, and commented on the lengthy process to address such a complaint.
- Staff was directed to bring back a comprehensive rewrite of the animal control ordinances.
- Revisions to the animal control ordinances were approved to be put in ordinance form for a future council meeting. This included the increasing the number of animal control officers from 3 to 5.
- Mike Loving reiterated the issues are in the enforcement of the ordinances, not the number of animals.
- First public hearing of a comprehensive amendment of the animal services ordinance is held and passed unanimously. No limit on the number of animals is included.
- Second public hearing on the animal services ordinance amendments passes unanimously as part of the consent agenda.