Yakima City Council Votes On Pit Bull Ban Tuesday
In 2016 a move to repeal the city pit bull ban by the Yakima City Council failed to gain the needed votes for passage. Another attempt by the council failed earlier this year. And the third attempt is set for Tuesday at Yakima City Hall.
The council is expected to vote on an ordinance to repeal the ban that's been in place for more than 30 years. Yakima Police Chief Dominic Rizzi says officers will continue to enforce the ban until it's lifted. He says he's concerned about lifting the ban. "The problem I have is when pit bull dogs when they bite. They chew to kill."
Earlier this year the city council asked city attorney's to create a more comprehensive Dangerous Dogs Ordinance that would allow the city to drop the specific pit bull ban. That's been done. The city has a new dangerous dogs ordinance so the city council on Tuesday is now ready to vote to repeal the pit bull ordinance. The council meets at city hall at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday.