City officials in Cincinnati, Ohio are proposing that all pit bull owners pay a registration fee and also require their dogs to wear a “special collar.”
I have confirmed with the council clerk that this proposal is scheduled to be heard before the Law and Public Safety Committee this MONDAY (March 2) at 10:00 a.m. Depending on the results of that committee meeting, the proposal could actually go to a council vote on WEDNESDAY.
Cincinnati residents, time is of the essence. Please reach out to the members of the Law & Public Safety Committee TODAY and urge them to decline to entertain this proposal.
Committee meetings are open to the public and held in Council Chambers, Room 300, City Hall, 801 Plum St., in Cincinnati. If you would like to address the committee members, please arrive before 10:00 a.m. and request a speaker card from Courtney, the council clerk. Your presentation will be limited to 2 or 3 minutes (at the discretion of the committee chair).
Cincy residents, I know you’re all too familiar with the fight against breed discrimination, but as always, please be polite and respectful in all your communications with city officials.
Law and Public Safety Committee Members
Christopher Smitherman, Chair
Kevin Flynn, Vice Chair