Omaha residents who own animals labeled as “potentially dangerous” by city authorities could face fewer financial and legal hurdles to remove the designation from their pets’ records.
An ordinance proposed by City Council President Thomas Mulligan would automatically drop an offending animal’s “potentially dangerous” tag if the pet does not violate city provisions for two years after it’s been labeled as such. The proposed changes have a public hearing today.
The council will also vote on a resolution to voice support for a proposed state law to introduce further controls on liquor sales in certain areas.
Local governments would apply to the state to create such zones, and if approved, grant the state liquor control commission broad power to discourage such activity.
Local activists have been working to get such regulations passed for months.
Read Omaha.com this afternoon and Wednesday’s paper for more on each issue.