Pet licensing fees could be going up in Sioux City. The action comes as the possibility of doing away with the pit bull ban still looms for the Sioux City Council. The City manager’s office says an ordinance to repeal the ban was expected to come before council for final consideration today, but the matter will be deferred
The council today will discuss revising animal control chapters of the City Code. Those revisions would increase the annual license fee for neutered dogs and cats. The final vote on the pit bull ban will be made after the council after the council has reviewed and revised the city’s animal codes. No date for the pit bull ban discussion has been set.
Tomorrow is election day. In local races, six candidates will vie for four seats on the Sioux City Community Schools board. They are a banker and activist Monique Scarlett, current appoint board member Miyuki Nelson, computer program analyst Shaun Broyhill, businessmen Dan Greenwell and Taylor Goodvin and Western Iowa Tech executive Juline Albert. Incumbent Sioux City mayor Bob Scott is being challenger by ESL teacher and business owner Maria Rundquist and incumbent council member Rhonda Capron is going up against challenger and 4th street restaurant own Julie Schoenherr. There is also a school board race in the Lawton-Bronson district.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has named 14 officials to a committee she's created that will make recommendations for removing racial bias from the Iowa criminal justice system and help reduce recidivism among former offenders.