Ethics, Dog Ordinances on City Commission Agenda Tonight

The Royal Oak City Commission meets Monday to discuss Dutch Elm diseased trees, 2013 Sidewalk Improvement Program and more.

At their 7:30 p.m. regular meeting at City Hall, city officials are expected to discuss a variety of matters.

Ethics Ordinance

Commissioners will look at updating the Ethics Ordinance based on recommendations from members of the Rules Committee (Mayor Jim Ellison and Commissioners Dave Poulton and Jim Rasor).

New language includes the specific process for the investigation of an alleged violation of the standards. See attached PDF.

Dog Ordinance amendment

Commissioners will review staff recommendations involving vicious dogs.

City Attorney David Gillam recommends Royal Oak adopt an ordinance similar to Farmington Hills and Wyandotte, which have three classes for dogs: dangerous, potentially dangerous and all other dogs.

Gillam, based on discussions with city staff, does not support the adoption of a breed-speciifc ordinance. 

Also on the agenda

  • Public hearing on removal of Dutch Elm diseased trees
  • Public hearing of assessment 2013 sidewalk improvement program
  • Request for non-profit status Fibromyalgia Association of Michigan
  • Downtown Plan Committee recommendations
48073 March 18, 2013 at 05:06 PM
I hope Rasor and Capello don't run for re-election. Both has embarassed the city with their behavior. What ever happened to the latest ethics/conflict complaint with Rasor? Poulton asked for the city attorney to look into it. From what I understand, Rasor was voting on parking issues for one of his clients, Bob Murray. Where does that stand? http://royaloak.patch.com/articles/legan-opinion-no-conflict-of-interest-for-city-commissioner


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »