Last night, by a vote of 5-1, Mount Clemons, MI repealed its breed-specific law.
The ordinance had been in place since 2009, but at the time of passing the law, the council had agreed to revisit in in a couple of years. Last night, they repealed the law that made 'pit bulls' automatically "dangerous" and required the dogs to be kept in 6-foot capped kennels and muzzled when outdoors.
From the comments from the majority of the city council members, it sounds like they all get that the dog is the responsibility of the owners and that it's irresponsible dog ownership that is of issue, not specific breeds of dogs.
Mount Clemons was the second breed specific law repeal of the day -- following the erasure of Ohio's statewide law earlier that morning.
There continues to be more momentum for behavior based ordinances and against breed specific ones....here's to hoping the trend continues.