Pet ordinance moves on to final reading

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Posted: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:20 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

A proposed ordinance amending the City of Ralston’s restrictions on pet ownership has advanced to a third and final reading before the City Council.

The new ordinance would grant Ralston residents the right to own three cats or dogs, in any combination.

Current city law states that a household may own two dogs and one cat, or two cats and one dog, but not three cats or three dogs together.

On the supportive testimony of four Ralston residents during a public hearing on the matter at the Dec. 17 council meeting, the ordinance was passed on a 4-2 vote, with Maureen Konwinski, Lee Fideline, Jerry Krause and Ben Preis voting to support the measure. Councilmen Craig Alberhasky and Rich Onken voted no.

The final reading of the ordinance is expected to take place at the City Council’s Jan. 7 meeting at 7 p.m.

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