Update 10/12: Elgin Considering Ban on Pit Bulls
The City of Elgin is considering a ban on pit bulls. As is typical in politics, people seem to be getting limited information, and different answers at different times. City Councilman John Prigge seems to feel very confident that the ban will go forward, and warned people with pit bulls who are considering moving to Elgin that they might want to look elsewhere. Pit bull owners, you are not welcome in Elgin. I will leave the implications of this to you.
H.E.L.P. does not support such a ban or any breed specific legislation. Please read H.E.L.P.'s position on this issue.
What can Elgin Residents Do?
1. CALL THE COUNCIL MEMBERS TODAY!
And POLITELY share your opinion
Mayor Edward Schock: Ph: (847) 931-5595
Council Members: Ph: (847) 931-5590
F. John Steffen
2. If you are an Elgin resident, we encourage you to attend these meetings.
There is a Committee of the Whole Meeting on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at 6:00PM at which citizens often make presentations and recommendations to the City Council.
In addition, the Regular Council Meeting, in which the Council formally acts on ordinances, begins at 7:00PM. Public input is allowed for citizens who wish to address the council. There is a sign up form available at the entrance to Council Chambers. You must sign up prior to the beginning of the meeting and you are limited to 3 minutes of speech.
Elgin City Hall
150 Dexter Court
Elgin, Illinois 60120
What can Anyone Do?
Share your opinion (POLITELY) through a letter to the editor of your local paper!
Daily Herald: http://www.dailyherald.com/info/reader_info.asp
The Elgin Courier: email@example.com