Yakima Mayor Kathy Coffey says it may be time for an advisory vote on the pit bull ban that's been in place since 1987. Coffey says city officials are currently working on enhancing the current dangerous dogs ordinance for council consideration on April 17. Coffey has been a proponent of repealing the current ban on pit bulls but she tells KIT News "I would not want to see us repeal the pit bull ban without having a stronger dangerous dog ordinance."
And Coffey says on April 17 the city will talk about possibly putting up the issue for an advisory from Yakima residents to see if people want the ban kept in place or repealed.
The ban on pit bulls has been on the books in the city of Yakima since 1987.
The city of Tieton recently voted unanimously to ban pit bull dogs.