The Columbia Basin Herald published an article on 11/13 with the following headline and subhead:
Moses Lake to regulate pit bulls
City declares animals hazardous
This gives the impression that Moses Lake has passed BSL. This is not true. The city council has not completed the legally required second reading for this bill. They will be having a public hearing and the second reading for this ordinance at the city council meeting on November 25th.
All residents are encouraged to show up and express your opinion about BSL and about the city council’s unwillingness to accept the recommendations of experts, including their very own committee formed to examine the issue, all of whom advised against BSL.
Although it’s very likely this BSL will pass, there is no reason why the public cannot have their final say. Please do not let this news article dissuade you from attending the public hearing.