"It's a basic liberty," Alderman Shamed Dogan said. "Why can't a motorist stick an arm out the window? It's kind of absurd that they couldn't."

Meanwhile, the mild winter has led to more people using city parks and more people complaining about having to step around goose droppings.

The new ordinance is the result of a lawsuit filed last year after a motorist was cited in a road rage incident in which he made the obscene gesture to another motorist.

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Alderman Mark Harder said he feared only amending Women Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Spirit Dublin the law could lead to someone being cited for smoking with their arm hanging out of the car.

It's at least the fourth year the city has used border collies for goose control. The measure is viewed as less drastic and less likely to rile residents who previously protested plans to round up and kill geese.

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The board moved to remedy the situation by voting 7 1 to award a $3,500 contract to Humane Goose Management to use dogs to chase Canada geese out of the city's parks and off the golf course.

Although Alderman Jim Leahy voted for the goose roundup, he was critical.

City Attorney Bob Jones and the city's prosecuting attorney wanted to simply amend the law to ban anyone from extending arms or other body parts from a car while it was moving. However, some alderman wanted the entire law repealed.

The case never came to trial in municipal court. Instead, the case was dropped when the American Civil Liberties Union hired an attorney to defend the motorist, citing freedom of speech.

Aldermen Frank Fleming and Kathy Kerlagon were opposed, as was Mayor Tim Pogue.

"Not too many people can go to Vlasis Park and not step in this stuff every day, and it's a disaster," he said. "I don't think the dogs have worked. We need another plan. I feel we need to take this to the next level next year."