The Hoboken City Council voted unanimously to amend an ordinance to allow the city to post the names of pet owners who are cited for not cleaning up after their dogs on the city’s Web site for two weeks.
The amendment also increases fines for violations from a minimum of $100 to a maximum of $2,000. Fines would be doubled for repeat offenders.
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Council members say that dog waste is becoming more of a problem in the city.
I think it’s a great step forward,” said City Councilman Michael Russo. “We need to hold people accountable for their actions. The vast majority of dog owners are always responsible, but there are a select few who continually ignore the rules.”
Councilwoman Theresa LaBruno said she is uncomfortable with the idea of publishing the names online when the city does not do that for more serious offenses, but she voted for it anyway.