My city has a noise ordinance against barking dogs. Complaints are supposed to go through a step-by-step process with Animal Control (which is under the Police Department) warning the dog owner and even offering help to the owner to solve the problem. Ultimately, if the problem remains unresolved, three households in the neighborhood must sign a petition to have Animal Control force the owner to comply with the law.
Although a petition was submitted over two months ago, Animal Control has apparently done nothing about the problem, and seems resistant to taking action. That's in spite of the fact that there is a long history of documented problems of various kinds with the dogs.
Is there any way to force the city to take action?