But that doesn’t stop DBO does it? Nope.
This is why using nothing but the media for your information is a fail.
What do the people who were actually THERE say?
Last night was a study session in which a vote of interest was taken. It only requires one city council member to move it forward and we had more than that. The vote was whether the proposal was ready to move forward as is. Because repeal requires looking at the existing laws and tweaking leash laws, it was not ready.
The proposal will be moving forward to a vote in the full City Council session.
It only takes one person to move the measure forward and it received four. The date has been delayed in order for the Public Safety Committee to hear the vicious dog ordinance the City Attorney is presenting as an alternative. So the date has not been set so that both ordinance changes can be considered together.
On a side note, the City Attorney, who does not appear to have been swayed by the aggressive DBO campaign, will hopefully be presenting a complete report that is not simply focused on the cherry picked and inaccurate statistics ACC chooses to present.
ACC reported a selection of stats showing pit bulls and bites by pit bulls are declining in Aurora, but also failed to account for the fact 2 years ago they redefined what a pit bull was, again, taking off 7 dogs from the list AND started DNA testing dogs to determine their breed. The result, was less pit bulls by definition and less aggressive short haired dogs being labeled pit bull despite the fact a DNA test would have shown otherwise. They are comparing two sets of data based on two sets of parameters. Not a very sound report.
ACC also presented the data they have been presenting for years, but this time when asked why DBO was their predominate source, they said the reference page was a mistake. Two questions on that, what are your references then? and if the report is the same as it was 3 years ago, why would the references have changed?
” Euthensia is down 93%! BSL works to protect people and dogs! ” No Yotie, redefining and DNA testing has reduced the pool of dogs ACC can label as pit bull, so the same number of dogs are being killed, they are just not called pit bulls.
Bob LeGare needs to be commended, not just for his tenacious study on this topic, but on his attitude and motivation overall as a member of City Council. I will be knocking on doors for him when it is time for his re-election.
Yeah, that battle isn’t over.