AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — The City of Aurora is asking residents whether they want to keep or repeal the Restricted Breed Ordinance, commonly known as the pit bull ban. On Thursday, officials are holding a virtual town hall meeting to answer questions about the ban.
Aurora’s ordinance prohibits any dog exhibiting the majority of distinguishing characteristics of the following breeds: American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.READ MORE: When I See A 50% Chance Of Rain In The Forecast, What Does That Really Mean?
Aurora Animal Services will host a Virtual Town Hall on Thursday, June 18, from 5-6:30 p.m. to address questions surrounding the city’s Restricted Breed Ordinance. To dial in, participants must call 720.650.7664 using access code 146.079.342. To stream, participants can visit AuroraTV.org.
A panel, including staff from the City Attorney’s Office and the Manager of Animal Services, will address questions that have been submitted in advance by the public.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Monsoon Storms Return Sunday, But Focus Shifts A Bit West
Under the ordinance, people convicted of illegally keeping a pit bull (as defined by the City) could have the dog impounded and face fine of at least $700 and/or up to one year in jail.MORE NEWS: Boat Ramps Closed At Three Western Slope Reservoirs, Closures Expected At Blue Mesa As Water Level Drops
Residents can provide their feedback by answering a short survey at AuroraGov.org/AnimalOrdinance.