Overland Park city leaders urged to drop pit bull ban

Pit Bulls

Several residents of the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas, are urging the city to repeal its sixteen year old ordinance banning pit bulls.
Twenty five 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.