On May 30, we told you that the city of Great Bend, Kansas had selected members for a committee that was charged with “studying the banning of pit bull dogs within the city limits.” At that time, the city attorney had been nominated to chair the committee, and advised that he would provide notice as to when the committee would meet to discuss this issue. The date has now been set, and a committee organizational meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, at 9:00 a.m.
The mayor is encouraging the community to be involved with, and offer suggestions for, the committee to consider and discuss. All meetings of the committee are open to the public, and will take place at City Council chambers, 1209 Williams Street.
For those of us who can’t attend the committee meetings, please continue to send your polite and respectful opposition to breed specific legislation to the Great Bend officials, as well as viable alternatives and suggestions for their consideration. Talking points and alternatives to breed specific legislation can be found here.
In addition, we recommend providing a copy of the NAIA publication, “A Guide to Constructing Successful, Pet Friendly ordinances” for the city officials’ review. This guide has some excellent points that would help strengthen and improve the city’s current ordinance.
Contact information for the mayor and individual council and committee members is not available, but you may send your correspondence, with a polite request to forward to each member of the committee, to the City Administrator, Howard Partington, or his assistant, Megan Cates.
City of Great Bend
1209 Williams Street
Great Bend, KS 67530
City Administrator Howard Partington
(assistant to the Administrator)
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