**BSL ALERT** Vancouver, Washington

The Vancouver, WA city council is considering a ban on “pit bulls” after a recent attack there. The mayor and city council are clearly divided on this issue, but at least two city councilors have taken up the cause, and in emails seemed to be supportive of placing a discussion of a ban on the city council’s docket.

The article in The Columbian discussing this issue contains several statements that are completely erroneous. I don’t know if this is the failure of the reporter to investigate the facts or if he was quoting specific individuals. One of the most glaring errors, however, is a direct quote from Councilman Campbell who states that a ban is “one thing that we can do for the community that won’t cost a lot of money.”

Please send your POLITE, RESPECTFUL and INFORMATIVE letters opposing breed specific legislation to the Vancouver city officials listed below. Please be sure to include the problems associated with BSL, including the cost to the city and identification issues.

City of Vancouver
P.O. Box 1995
Vancouver, WA 98668-1995

Mayor/Council Office – (360) 487-8629

Timothy D. Leavitt
Mayor
E-mail Tim.Leavitt@cityofvancouver.us

Jeanne Harris
Council Member
E-mail Jeanne.Harris@cityofvancouver.us

Jeanne E. Stewart
Council Member
E-mail Jeanne.Stewart@cityofvancouver.us

Larry J. Smith
Council Member
E-mail Larry.Smith@cityofvancouver.us

Pat Campbell
Council Member
E-mail Pat.Campbell@cityofvancouver.us

Jack Burkman
Council Member
E-mail jack.burkman@cityofvancouver.us

Bart Hansen
Council Member
E-mail bart.hansen@cityofvancouver.us

City council minutes and agendas:
http://www.cityofvancouver.us/government.asp?menuID=10462&submenuID=10474&all=1

Regular city council meetings are held the first and third Monday of each month, 7 p.m. Public testimony accepted. Meetings and workshops are also streamed live.

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