At tonight’s council meeting, a local intends to ask the town of Hayden to ban “pit bulls.” Colorado state law prohibits municipalities from passing BSL; “home rule” municipalities can get around state law, but Hayden is not a “home rule” municipality. So it is unlikely that this request will get anywhere, assuming the town council is familiar with state law.
This issue is NOT on the agenda, and the council is NOT officially considering it. Locals may wish to attend the Hayden Town Council meeting tonight to make sure the council receives accurate and fair information about BSL and “pit bulls,” and to recommend effective breed-neutral solutions (although, from the Police Chief’s quote, it does not sound like there’s much of a dangerous dog problem in the community).
Hayden Town Council meeting
Thursday, November 3, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Hayden Town Hall, Hayden, CO
Contact info for town council.
Hayden Town Council to hear pit bull ban request
By Scott Franz Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Hayden — […County resident Carolyn] Montieth said she would like to see the Town Council adopt an ordinance that would ban all pit bulls.
“I’m scared to death of them, mainly because of the publicity they get and what they can do to people,” she said Wednesday. “It’s no secret pit bulls have killed.” […]
“There haven’t been a lot of problems with them in Hayden, but pit bulls are naturally on people’s minds because of the publicity they get,” [Police Chief Gordon Booco] said. “We get a couple animal bite calls a year, but nothing out of the ordinary. Most of them are for a dog attacking another dog.” […]
Full article retrieved 11/3/11 from http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2011/nov/02/hayden-resident-seeks-ban-pit-bulls/