We last reported on Hinesville in 2011, when a resident approached city council and requested a “pit bull” ban. Things were pretty quiet in Hinesville after that, until now. Rumors that the city is considering a breed ban have resurfaced.
Update 7/16/12: Per the city clerk, “This subject of a pit bull ban will be a discussion item only at the City of Hinesville Planning Workshop. No ordinance has been drafted and no decision has been made to ban pit bulls.”
The workshop will take place on July 19 – 21 at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel, and interested citizens are invited to attend. Click for city notice of retreat. We do not know exactly what city officials plan to say about a possible breed ban.
We also know that locals are organizing to speak against a possible breed ban at the August 2 council meeting. Council meetings begin at 3 PM at the City Hall Main Conference Room, 115 East M.L. King, Jr. Drive, Hinesville, GA 31313.
There is NOT currently an official proposal for a breed ban or BSL. The idea is in the discussion stage. This is a good time for residents to get involved in the discussion and respectfully guide council away from breed-specific measures.
Contact the city council through this online form: http://ga-hinesville.civicplus.com/forms.aspx?fid=41
Want to join a local group? Stubby’s Heroes – Fighting BSL in Georgia is one possible group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/377106945637822/
If you are a resident or local, and you attend either of these meetings or have additional information (primary source if possible) about this issue, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to Christa for this alert!