Last week, Morgan, UT repealed its language banning 'pit bulls' in the community. The ordinance, which passed in 1996, prohited new 'pit bulls' from entering the city, and those that were there had to be vaccinated, spayed/neutered, confined at all times, licensed, owned by someone 21 years of age or older, have a $100,000 insurance policy and a "beware of dog" sign on the property.
However, breed identification issues surrounding one owner's dog appeared to be a driving force behind the change.
Morgan is a small but growing community of about 4,000 people near Ogden that has doubled in size since the ordinance was originally passed. They, like many cities that passed breed bans in the late 80s and early 90s are realizing that breed-specific laws are an inefficient and archaic method of trying to control dogs.
Congrats to the good folks in Morgan on their change in policy.