Attendees of Overland’s meeting last night have reported that, after significant public turnout in opposition to the recently-passed breed ban, council plans to repeal the ban. We expect council to revise the ordinance (and to remove the breed ban) at the next council meeting, November 14.
Overland, MO, passed revised animal ordinances in September. Included in the newly passed ordinances (click link to read what passed) was a ban on “pit bulls.” Perplexingly, the new ordinance also carried over language from the old ordinance that prohibits dogs from being declared dangerous based solely on breed.
Public protest prompted the city council to hold a public meeting last night to receive feedback from the public. There was significant public turnout in opposition to the ban. Overland is further proof that respectful and vocal public opposition to BSL is critical for repeal. Only rarely does a council just decide on their own to repeal BSL. Thank you to all of those citizens who spoke out at the meeting and wrote to the councilmembers.
Once BSL has been defeated, it is also important to recognize city councilmembers’ willingness to receive public feedback and reconsider their actions. You may contact Overland city officials below:
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: http://stopbsl.com/?s=overland