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Posted: June 14, 2011 11:23 a.m.

Porterdale work session rescheduled

The Porterdale work session on the city budget and an animal ordinance that was scheduled for Tuesday will instead be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.

According to Judy Johnson, Porterdale city clerk, the city did not have enough information to host a work session and needed a few more days of preparation.

The work session is designed to talk about changes, not make them. As of right now, a called meeting has not been scheduled.

The meeting is set to discuss adjustments to the city's spending so that it may stay within its 2011 budget for the end of the year. Porterdale operates its fiscal year starting January, unlike many of Newton County's cities that begin in July.
Councilman Mike Harper has asked that the animal ordinance be re-evaluated in regards to its stance on dangerous dog breeds. The ordinance follows a May 31 pit bull attack on a 9-year-old boy.

According to Johnson, the city has been receiving a large volume of emails regarding the ordinance. The discussion is not expected to be breed-specific, but should instead encompass any breed with a dangerous reputation

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