It’s taken nearly a year, but DeKalb County is finally moving forward with plans to repeal the breed-specific language in their county zoning ordinance.
A previous alert, and a more thorough explanation of the current ordinance in DeKalb County, can be found here: http://stopbsl.com/2011/07/21/dekalb-county-ga-opportunity-to-repeal-breed-ban/
Residents and locals, please write the county commissioners and THANK them for making a smart decision. The old zoning ordinance was confusing, unnecessary, and particularly deadly for shelter dogs. Please show your support for removal of the breed-specific language.
Contact information for county commissioners
Board of Commissioners, 1300 Commerce Drive, Decatur, GA 30030
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This issue will be on the commissioners’ agenda for May 8 at 9:00 am in the Maloof Auditorium at 1300 Commerce Drive.
‘Pit bull’ may be removed from county ordinance
Written By: Andrew Cauthen
[…] Marian Eisenberg, zoning administrator, told commissioners April 10 that the intent of the amendment is to remove “pit bulls” from the county’s definition of [what is not a] household pet in the county’s ordinance. […]
“The text does not specifically state that you may not own a pit bull; it simply states that a pit bull by definition is not considered a household pet,” Eisenberg said. […]
Because ‘pit bull’ is not a recognized breed, “it is not a breed that has a legal definition,” said Burke Brennan, the county’s chief communications officer. […]
The ordinance has “caused a lot of misunderstanding and disadvantages to owners of dogs,” Cornell said. “It became more of an obstruction than anything helpful. It didn’t mean anything.” […]
The proposed text amendment is expected to be on the May 8 agenda for the Board of Commissioners.
Full article retrieved 4/29/12 from http://championnewspaper.com/news/articles/1647%E2%80%98pit-bull%E2%80%99-may-be-removed-from-county-ordinance-1647.html