Dog danger debate back before aldermen

Evanston aldermen tonight are again scheduled to debate whether the city needs new rules for dealing with dangerous dogs.

The issue led to sharp disagreement at July's Human Services Committee meeting between two dog-owning aldermen.

Alderman Colleen Burrus, 9th Ward, argued for the new regulations, which she'd largely instigated, while Alderman Judy Fiske, 1st Ward, claimed the new rules were poorly drafted and weren't likely to properly address the issue.

There's no evidence from materials in the packet for tonight's meeting that staff has developed any changes in the proposal since last month, so it's not clear what direction debate on the issue may take tonight.

The Human Services Committee meets at 7:30 p.m. on the City Council Chamber at the Civic Center.

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