The article below is worth reading in its entirety for a better understanding of the situation in Gardner. The city repealed their “pit bull” ban in 2007 after officials raised a number of concerns about the ineffectiveness of the ban, including difficulties with enforcement, unexpected expenses, problems with breed identification, intentional breed misidentification by the public, and more.
Councilmember Larry Fotovich has requested that the breed ban be reinstated in Gardner. At this time, it does not appear that the other councilmembers are supportive of a ban. Please remain polite and courteous in your correspondence to educate and encourage the councilmembers to vote against a breed ban.
The council intends to place the proposal on the agenda for a vote during the September 5 council meeting, at 7:00 PM in Council Chambers, City Hall, 120 East Main Street, Gardner, Kansas.
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PIT BULL BAN
Councilmember Fotovich requested that a change to the City Code that would ban “Pit Bulls.” The City of Gardner had a pit bull ban in the past, but moved to the “Vicious” animal ban in 2007.[…]
Following extensive discussion on the issue, it was determined that a proposal to ban pit bulls would be placed upon an upcoming agenda. The ordinance change will probably appear on the September 5th agenda. Items discussed in a work session and placed on the agenda typically have the consensus support of the Council. In this case, however, it appears that the Council has placed the proposed change on the agenda in order to take a formal vote on the issue. Based upon questions and statements made during the discussion, a majority will most likely vote against the proposal.[…]
Full article retrieved 8/10/11 from http://www.gardneredge.com/news/2011/08/10/4562-gardner-council-moves-forward-on-insurance-museum-and-pit-bulls
Many thanks to Jo for this alert!