Overland, MO, will hold a public hearing on November 7 at 6:30 PM regarding their recent passage of a ban on pit bulls. The ordinance passed without much publicity, and caught many citizens by surprise, so the city council has decided to hold this meeting in order to receive feedback from the public—even though the ordinance is officially passed.
This is a critical opportunity for locals and residents to state their opposition to the breed-discriminatory portion of the ordinance, and push for repeal. If you are in the area, please attend this public hearing.
Overland’s old animal ordinance specifically prohibited dogs from being declared dangerous based solely on breed. With the passage of the new ordinance, the city has made an abrupt 180 degree turn. According to the only news article I could find about this, “Officials say this ban is not a result of any particular incident, but rather is the city being proactive based on what other cities across the country have adopted concerning pit bull laws.”
Although we strongly urge locals to attend the public hearing for maximum effect, you may also voice your (polite) dismay to city officials with this contact info:
City Hall, 9119 Lackland Road, Overland, MO 63114
Fax (314) 428-3515
Directory (phone and email) for mayor and council: http://overlandmo.org/Directory.aspx?did=7
All alerts for Overland, MO: http://stopbsl.com/?s=overland%2C+mo