Commissioner Goslin strongly supports the county’s efforts to ban puppy mills. The original legislation that was passed did so with minimal discussion, and was not sent to committee. Proposed ordinances are traditionally sent to committee to ensure there is time for debate and to make sure the best possible ordinance has been crafted.
After the puppy mill ban was approved, Commissioner Goslin’s office met with veterinary groups to see if there was any way to strengthen the ordinance and not simply drive all sales of puppies online, where it is more difficult to regulate. He sponsored an amendment, which was sent to committee, and following further discussions, he is no longer supporting that amendment.
It is the process of sending items to committee that allows for productive conversations to be had before action is taken on an item.