AURORA, Colo. — The city of Aurora has been in conversations about repealing its ban on pit bulls.
Aurora’s pit bull ban has been in effect for the past eight years. On Tuesday, the Public Safety Committee will take another look at the law with the hopes to forward it to the full council for a vote.
City councilwoman Renie Peterson, who is sponsoring the ordinance, told the Denver Post that she has heard from a number of people who do not support the ban on the “misunderstood breed.”
She thinks she has enough support from the full council to successfully repeal it.
Since the ban was instated, the city claims it has seen less incidents involving the animals.
At first, the city ordinance banned ten breeds of pit bulls, but, three years ago, Aurora streamlined the list to pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers and Staffordshire bull terriers.
The law has also been modified to allow pit bulls that are certified service dogs and pets that have met very specific restrictions as listed by the city.
The Public Safety Committee meets at the Council Chambers in Aurora Tuesday to discuss repealing the ban.