OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Several residents of the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park are urging the city to repeal its 16-year-old ordinance banning pit bulls.
KCUR-FM reports that 25 people spoke at a meeting Wednesday of an Overland Park City Council committee.
All but one of the speakers supported repealing the ordinance. Some speakers cited the subjectivity in defining a pit bull.
Under the city code, animal control officers in Overland Park rely on visual characteristics to identify a dog as belonging to a banned breed. It isn’t clear when the council will decide whether to retain the ban.